Lacey, James
January 2008
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p58
The article presents information on the insensitivity of various generals in history. J. F. C. Fuller, the British military historian and theorist, said that an army led by Alexander the Great, Greek king of Macedon, or Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was different from itself by its very nature. It imbibed a share of their spirit and became insensitive to danger and heroic in the extreme. One ancient historian described Alexander the Great as inspiring and brave, but as a leader he was ruthless to those who opposed him.


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