This is one of the most apparently useless subjects in the whole world of scholarship--or is it?
As we witness the consequences of ancient vitalities and vendettas in the Mediterranean region,
There is a rebirth of interest in the history of the classical period.
One of the big historical vendettas which had the resources to wage war for generations and write it all down in a time when there were no ball point pens,
The Greeks versus the Persians.
If we believe that history has a point of departure and a destination, then the lessons of history are very relevant to the future.
What is also worth noting about Rogers' approach is that he had the time --and took the time--
to study the texts and get some perspective away from the polarizing tendencies.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT: THE AMBIGUITY OF GREATNESS