Alexander the Great: LGBT Icon? By Alexandra Birch

“The most contested individual for the title of Alexander’s lover is Hephaestion. Whilst never explicitly stated as Alexander’s lover – always referred to as his epithet Φιλαλέξανδρος (friend of Alexander) – several modern historians interpret the relationship as amorous, rather than platonic. 
-Alexandra Birch

Read the article, “Alexander the Great: LGBT icon?” by Alexandra Birch featured in the Manchester Historian, 2021.

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