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Unformatted text preview: harsh human being. An example of Plutarch’s bias interfering with the credibility of his story is the way in which Plutarch describes Alexander taking over for Philip when Philip is assassinated. Plutarch portrays it as if Philip has been tragically murdered and now Alexander will take the throne, although it certainly appears as if Alexander and his mother Olympias were involved to some degree in the murder. Overall, Plutarch’s account for the life of Alexander is a fabulous one and an account that provides an incredible amount of detail in to Alexander’s life. However, the author’s admiration for Alexander appear to make their way into the stories thus causing the reader to appreciate them but at the same time be skeptical of some of the facts that are presented as well as how certain stories are told....
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- Spring '11
- History, Alexander, Plutarch, Philip II of Macedon, Alexander Life