There is no other book, past or present, that unapologetically explores the depth of the emotional and erotic relationship between Alexander the Great and his lover of 20 years, Hephastian Amyntor, a nobleman's son. Although ALEXANDROS is a fictional account of the conversations and intimate life of its characters, it is solidly based on historical fact. A philosophical contemporary of Alexander the Great, Diogenes, gliby wrote, “The only battle Alexander ever lost was between Hephastian’s thighs.”
Written as a libretto for a sung through musical, (a la LES MISERABLES), with precise, accessible and often poetic language, the reader can share in the intimate conversations of people who may appear untouchable and unknowable in the famous paintings, sculptures and histories that have attempted to capture their likeness.
For more than 2,300 years, historians, biographers, novelists, and, more recently, filmmakers have relegated Alexander the Great’s lifelong love affair with Hephastian to either a historical footnote or, apologetically, his “possibly” being a bisexual who dabbled occasionally in male-to-male love.
ALEXANDROS positions this enduring and passionate twenty year love story at the very center of Alexander’s life. It follows this almost superhuman man, seemingly blessed and guided by the gods, and his constant companion, Hephastian, from their school days in Macedonia where they first fall in love to the far reaches of the known world. Then finally, after dying within months of each other, we follow them into judgment before the ancient deities and ascension into the pantheon of gods and heroes.
ALEXANDROS also contains four essays written by the author that explore the childhood pain and sexual passions that drove Alexander the Great to become at once the most detested and the most adored man who ever lived.
The themes, dialogue and its erotic content make ALEXANDROS most appropriate for MATURE readers.