Even after 2,000 years no career has been so disputed or spetacular as that of Alexander the Great. In June 323 B.C. when he died in Babylon aged 32, his empire comprised more than 2 million square miles. He had conquered Greece, Egypt, and the Persian Empire in Asia and fought his way east to the fooohills of the Himalayas and the deserts of thePunjab. He founded eighteen new cities and was remembered in legend from Iceland to China. He was an explorer, a romantic, and a lover of Homer, of wine and music, of women and boys. A Colossus among men, Alexander of Macedon could well justify his claim of descent from Zeus himself.