The Macedonian Tendency: Someone at Slate knows the difference between Macedonians and Greeks

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Someone at Slate knows the difference between Macedonians and Greeks

It looks like someone at Slate (David Edelstein) knows the difference between Macedonians and Greeks. (Although he does beat a partial retreat at the end of the review in response to various letters. Good reading!)

I probably will wait to see the movie when it comes out on DVD. The reviews seem to be trashing the movie.

I think our friend David has got the right attitude towards Alexander. I am at a loss as to why Macedonians should venerate this thug.

Oliver's Army - In Alexander, Stone makes a mess of Mesopotamia. By David�Edelstein

"Apart from a tendency to view Macedonians and Greeks as one people, the film is more or less historically accurate—aided and abetted by the Oxford scholar Robin Lane Fox, who has no doubt disgraced himself among his colleagues by penning a "making of" book."

"Stone attempts to tell the story of another mass murderer/existential hero, Alexander the Great (played by Colin Farrell), the young Macedonian king who, in 323 B.C., swept through Greece and then the Persian Empire—what is now Egypt, Syria, Iran, and Iraq—and then, more foolishly, into India: a dozen years of conquests that at the very least touched the lives of more people on the planet than any military leader before him (even if only to end them). "

Mabe Slate can take this opportunity to correct this problem on their website from 1997!

Slate Mistake 1997 - Macedonian problem

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