: Alejandro Magno y Las Aguilas de Roma (Ucronia) (Spanish Edition) () by JAVIER NEGRETE and a great selection of similar . Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications. So begins Javier Negrete’s alt-history, Alejandro Magno y las águilas de Roma ( Alexander the Great and the Eagles of Rome). It opens with the.
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Eclectic and striving never to follow paths into ruts, the OF Blog focuses on essays, reviews, interviews, and other odds and ends that might be of interest to fans of both literary and speculative fiction. Now with a cute owl for your enjoyment. Subscribe in a reader. And you are his general and his friend and you just slept with me. It opens with the mysterious alehandro in Babylon in the year BCE that led to Alexander’s death at the age of Negrete posits that instead of contracting a fatal illness, that one of Alexander’s wives, Roxana, the daughter of the former Satrap of Bactria, persuaded Perdiccas, cavalry commander of the King’s Companions, to help her poison Alexander.
Alejandro Magno y las águilas de Roma
Stretching from BCE to BCE, this journal briefly notes Alexander’s division of his army, with one half sent to conquer the Arabian peninsula, while he himself returned to Macedonia in BCE after a twelve year absence to quell an incipient rebellion begun by Antipater: Muere durante el interrogatorio. After more than eleven years, laz king has returned to Macedonia.
News of Alexander’s suspicions [regarding Antipater’s ambitions to seize power for himself] have reached Antipater. He and Cassander have fled to Thessaly with an army. Antipater’s left wing goes over to Alexander’s side during combat. Antipater falls on his sword before being captured.
He declares his innocence.
He dies during the interrogation. He bases his imagined conflict between the Macedonians and the Romans on events that did indeed transpire a generation later in the regions of Calabria and Sicily in southern Italy. Rome, having just consolidated its power in central, Latin-speaking Italy, has begun to move to assert its dominance over the Greek colonies in Syracuse, Neapolis Naplesand other parts of southern Italy.
These colonies appealed to Alexander for intervention and in BCE, he begins to move his forces into the region. For the most part, Negrete moves adroitly aguilaw these three main subplots. Negrete does not rush to the conclusion, but instead develops the scenes set in southern Italy and Rome until they and not the forthcoming, portent-filled battle are the true focus of the novel.
In fact, the battle itself comprises only a single chapter and it serves to set the stage for a cliffhanger that ends this novel. If this book mwgno available in English translation, I suspect it would be very popular with ancient history fans, especially those who are interested in more than idle speculation over whether Macedonian phalanxes could overcome the Roman legions. Negrete tells an exciting story, but one that feels “authentic” in its characterizations, its setting, and in how certain events are portrayed and interpreted by the characters.
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