Saturday, 22 April 2017
From the imagination.
Based on an account in Arrian’s Anabasis
Which recounts The Campaigns Of Alexander
There was a fortress in Afghanistan
Alexander, leading from the front, put himself in great personal danger
Leaping from the siege ladder onto the battlements
And then from the battlements into the courtyard before the gates
Alexander found himself surrounded by his foes
His men, seeing this, were so alarmed
That they leapt and surged forward to protect their captain
Saving him from certain death
And securing an otherwise uncertain victory.