Transgressing Limits

Αlexander the Great’s chase of the Impossible


  • Spyros Syropoulos


The exceptional is not always easy to define. In the era of limitless scientific possibilities and technological advantages, of which we are part, achievement in any field seems at least provisional. For the inquisitive mind and the restless desire to excel, there are today the means to assist the process of fulfilling one’s ambitions. Therefore, it might be hard to fathom the uniqueness of the circumstances that informed the achievements and the magnitude of a personality as Great as Alexander the Third of the royal dynasty of Argeadai, the heir of Philip the Second of Macedonia.

Author Biography

Spyros Syropoulos

Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature
Department of Mediterranean Studies,
University of the Aegean. Hellas




How to Cite

Syropoulos, S. (2014). Transgressing Limits: Αlexander the Great’s chase of the Impossible. Macedonian Studies Journal, 1(1). Retrieved from