Synopsis by Mark Deming
Alexander the Great is one of history's most fabled men -- his life and times have been the subject of songs, stories, and motion pictures -- but what is the truth behind his legend? The Real Alexander the Great is a documentary produced in association with National Geographic which sorts out the facts about this remarkable leader. Rising from Macedonia to defeat the Persian Empire and take control of India, Alexander's military strategy and fighting techniques are studied and recreated through the use of computer technology, while the filmmakers also examine his powerful personality, his ego, and persistent questions about his sexual orientation.
king, ancient-civilizations, ancient-history, empire, Macedonia, Persia, sexual-orientation