Alexander the Great had sex with men

As Oliver Stone’s new film Alexander nears theatrical release, I wanted to reveal some more facts about the historical Alexander the Great, from the pages of Robin Lane Fox’s eponymous book. Today’s entry deals with Alexander’s nominal homosexuality:

“In ancient Greece moderate homosexuality was an accepted companion of sex with wives and prostitutes. It was a fashion, not a perversion, and the Persians were openly said by Herodotus to have learnt it from the Greeks, just as

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