The 2013-14 Town and Gown series kicks off Thursday, November 7 as Dr. Wendell Mauter, professor of history, presents “Alexander the Great and Philip the Great(er) – Father and Son: A Comparison of 4th Century Macedonian Kingship”. Open to the public at no charge, the discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. in room 432 of Quincy University’s Francis Hall (1800 College Ave.). A synopsis of the presentation is as follows:
Though Alexander the Great's reputation inspired both leaders and historians in the ancient world and continues to define the model for military commanders and conquest even in our time, his father, Philip II, has been a silent figure in Alexander's many successes. Were Philip's achievements actually in many ways more impressive than his son Alexander's? Does Philip II deserve the title 'Great' as much as his son Alexander? Could Alexander have achieved his lofty goals without Philip? In this talk we will explore the careers of both these Macedonian monarchs to try to answer these critical questions.
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