Apr 27, 2017 · Yes, but not in the way you think. The modern understanding of sexuality as divided into the categories of homosexuality, bisexuality and heterosexuality did not exist in ancient Greece. Alexander and the ancient Greeks had a fundamentally differe. The relationship of Alexander and Hephaestion went beyond friendship, something not mentioned in history books. Most accounts were written more than 300 years after their deaths, at a time when homosexual relationships were considered indecent. Gradually Hephaestion’s role was rewritten as "best friend" in order to be more accep table.Author: Jeffrey Gent.
Feb 10, 2011 · The evidence is carefully reviewed by Daniel Ogden in an article in the volume Alexander the Great: A New History (edd. Heckel and Tritle, 2009) -- Author: Bruce Upbin. Was Alexander The Great gay? Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, has been considered one of the most celebrated conquerors and strategists in history. Alexander was the son of the King of Macedon, Philip II and his fourth wife Olympias. During his adolescence Aristotle was his tutor and taught him about [ ].
Hephaestion (Ancient Greek: Ἡφαιστίων Hephaistíon; c. 356 BC – 324 BC), son of Amyntor, was an ancient Macedonian nobleman and a general in the army of Alexander the Great.He was "by far the dearest of all the king's friends; he had been brought up with Alexander and shared all his secrets." This relationship lasted throughout their lives, and was compared, by others as well as Commands held: Companion cavalry.