Alexander the Great has been endlessly studied, celebrated, demonized, heroized, and satirized. Some have viewed him as a unifier of mankind, others as a destroyer of civilization. Who was Alexander the Great? What are the realities behind the popular images? Through close reading and evaluation of primary sources and secondary literature, students develop a deep understanding of Alexander and his world and sharpen their skills of critical reading, writing, and research. Affiliate department: Classics.