Aeschylus: Achilles goes on top. Plato: No; definitely Patroclus. Xenophon: They were just friends. Plato: Shut up, Xenophon. Aeschines: It’s practically canon. Aristarchus: I know it looks canon, but Homer didn’t write that - someone added it later. Shakespeare: It’s canon.
Alexander is just that incoherent guy in the corner going “SDFkjhgksdjhf OTP”
no one gives fanfic writers enough credit like can we just slow clap it out for all the writers who can manage to finish a fic or just even start one and have the confidence to put it out there for everyone to see because that shit is pretty hard to do and so is typing it all up and just thinking of the plot and all the little details idk writers are great
"It may be surmised that much of the emperors’ three-hour interview was spent in a competition of mutual flattery, at which both were supremely adept. Alexander came away from the interview with the impression (perhaps mistaken) that susceptibility to flattery was Napoleon’s weak point; Napoleon (perhaps with equally little reason) thought the same of alexander. "I am satisfied with Alexander," he later wrote to Josephine, "and he must be satisfied with me. If he were a woman, I think I would make him my mistress." The thought is staggering. Yet, even if Alexander was not prepared to become Napoleon’s mistress, there can be no doubt that he had quite suddenly developed something close to hero worship for his conqueror and that he was determined to ally himself with France. The terms of the alliance, as will be seen shortly, were no less sensational than was the sudden passion that the two monarchs conceived for one another.”
— J. Christopher Herold on Napoleon Bonaparte and Alexander i in The Age of Napoleon (2002) **emphasis added
I like how the historian was moved to comment, “The thought is staggering.”