Alexander the Great, artwork

Alexander the Great, artwork

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Credit: HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Alexander the Great. Historical artwork of Alexander the Great (356 BC-323 BC) coercing the Delphian oracle. Alexander was an Ancient Greek King of Macedon and a successful military commander. The oracle was a priestess who chanted prophetic messages. Those seeking to know the future flocked to her. Published in the Century magazine in December 1898.

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