Friday, October 23, 2015

Fact of the Day: Alexander Wives

Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia and eventually took his throne. Alexander treated the daughters of his enemy well and married one of them. Stateira became his 2nd wife, but she was murdered by his first wife Roxana after Alexander's death in a power struggle. 

10 comments:

  1. wow such savage lives way back then.

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  2. And I thought my family dynamics can be challenging! Loved your recent funny stories about Jimmy getting zapped by water at the kitchen sink instead of Zach and Daisy's nap in your bed after staying up all night. There seem to be a lot of things I can relate to Daisy with! Happy weekend to you both!

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  3. Interesting times that must have been.

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  4. Achieving and maintaining power back then was a bloody business.

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  5. I'm glad we've become a little more civilized since then. (Although, I suppose we still have a long ways to go in some areas!)

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  6. It's a good thing polygamy isn't popular in civilized society nowadays.

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