Olympias, mom of Alexander and his sister, Cleo the unknown. One of the earliest Cleopatras that I learned about was Alexander the Great's little sister. What, I wondered, was Cleopatra of Macedon like? What if she was even smarter and more wily than Alex? What kind of life did she lead? How did she feel about her older brother getting to conquer the world while she was … [Read more...] about How Did I NOT Know This About the Name, Cleopatra?
Alexander the Great
My favorite egomaniac, Alexander the Great, has some funnies of his own about his horse, Bucephalus. Check it out here. And now back to our regular Friday Funnies: Totally Looks Like...Uh, Oh...Dear Teenage Boys: Please stop wearing body sprays altogether....Thanks, Our Collective Noses … [Read more...] about Friday Funnies–Ancient Style!
"Dude, everyone needs avacation. Come back later."The Oracle at Delphi closed up shop and made no prophecies between November and February. Why? Who knows. Maybe the hallucinogenic vapors emanating from the crack of the center of the world weren’t as strong when the weather cooled.This was tough news for Alexander, who had marched 40,000 warriors from Macedon to visit the … [Read more...] about Alexander’s Hair-raising Fight with the Oracle at Delphi
This past weekend, the Georgia Center for the Book had its celebration for its inaugural list of the "25 Books Every Young Reader in Georgia Should Read"--and my first book, Alexander the Great Rocks the World--was selected! What an honor! It seemed to me as if I were at a great party where I got to hang with a bunch of people I greatly … [Read more...] about Good News on Several Fronts
Guys Lit Wire recently reviewed my first book, ALEXANDER THE GREAT ROCKS THE WORLD: http://tinyurl.com/255zxrp. Alex was pubbed in 2006, so I was pleasantly surprised to come across it. It's easy to forget your first "baby" when you're about to deliver the second and getting ready for the third! Still, Alexander is in the air. Vicki Leon has also been writing about my favorite … [Read more...] about Rockin’ Review