Hephaestion's Death - (Bonus) Show Notes

In this bonus episode of the show, we revisit Alexander the Great's incredible reaction to Hephaestion's death. I also present my own unique theory on their controversial relationship.


Jeanne Reames, PhD

Dr. Reames is the Director of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research and teaching focuses on Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and the early Church. She is also one of the world's leading experts on Alexander's mysterious companion Hephaestion. See more of her work.  


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Key Sources/Resources:

Arrian, The Anabasis of Alexander

Plutarch, Parallel Lives

Jeanne Reames, Was He Really Alexander's Lover?

Blog post: Were Alexander the Great and Hephaestion lovers?

Jeanne Reames, An atypical affair? Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros and the nature of their relationship

Andrew Chugg, Alexander's Lovers