By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Alexander the Great's Psychomachia

After an intense and very enjoyable seminar at the University of Florida on the life of Alexander the Great, one quote from a first-century Jewish wisdom teacher comes to mind:

"What is the benefit of conquering the world but losing your soul?"

Alexander's life was a long breakdown of the soul--a psychomachia. I recommend reading about it in The Life of Alexander the Great by Q. Curtius Rufus.