Alexander’s Lieutenant:The Secret Behind the Conqueror’s Success

Friday, April 10, 4pm in Mather House 100

Alexander the Great’s character and exploits have captured imaginations for thousands of years, and his reputation all but blinds the sun. David Grzybowski, a graduate student in Classics and World Literature, will present research on Parmenio, Alexander’s chief general and argue that much of Alexander’s military success can in fact be attributed to the brilliance of his lieutenant rather than to his own.

David Grzybowski is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in World Literature and a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Latin and Greek. He received his bachelors degree from CWRU in 2013. Grzybowski’s research focuses on ancient Greek military history and literary depictions thereof.