Miskatonic University Press

Best quote I've read this year


That Alexander was a military leader of genius is clear, but what of his character as a general? We are not privileged to know whether he, like the British commander Orde Wingate in Abyssinia (as it was before the Second World War), ever gave his officers their battle orders lying in his tent stark naked and smoothing his pubic hair with someone else’s toothbrush. Perhaps Macedonian generals did not use toothbrushes.

— Paul Cartledge, Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past