Jeanne Reames, Ph.D. (Department of History) will be signing copies of her new duology about the young Alexander before he became “the Great” at the UNO Bookstore on Oct. 15 from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Selected readings will be shared at noon and at 12:30 of her book "Dancing with the Lion."
The novels follow Alexander from just before his 13th birthday until just after his 20th, including his first experiences in battle; his first love, for his best friend Hephaistion; his relationship with his mother, the indomitable Olympias; and his time as a student of the philosopher Aristotle. Yet the main focus is his coming-of-age at the court of the then-most powerful man in Greece: his father, Philip of Macedon.
What’s it like to grow up in the shadow of “The Greatest of the Kings of Europe”? But history mostly doesn’t remember Philip. It remembers Alexandros III. Alexander the Great.
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