Alexander the Great
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Alexander the Great was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon between 336-323 BC.
Almost always Alexander/Hephaistion.
The Star Trek Connection
In the first authorized biography of William Shatner, Shatner: Where No Man by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath, one chapter is devoted to an interview with Gene Roddenberry. The authors compared Kirk's friendship with Spock to the bond between Alexander the Great and his friend Hephaistion.
Shatner had played Alexander in a 1968 TV-movie, and both he and Roddenberry described themselves as fans of the historical Alexander.
In that book, Roddenberry further revealed that he had cast Shatner as Kirk partly on the basis of his performance as Alexander.
In context, a series of historical novels about Alexander's life by Mary Renault were appearing at the time this book was being prepared, and Roddenberry had read them.
Star Trek Fiction
- Gold Towards the Golden by Cheryl Rice (1976)
- The Sun Rising Eva Stuart 1981)
- The Gateway of the King by Eva Stuart (1984)
- The Author by Leigh Biedeaux (1987, has a Mary Renault twist)
- Sojourns, a controversial RPSStar Trek novel by Jean Hinson (1988)
- Alexander by Sue Embury (1993)
- Protector of Logic by Farfalla Caquí (2007)
Mary Renault Fiction
- Succubus, Incubus by Maggie McClendon was one of the first stories to note the linking character/relational similarities between Kirk/Spock and Alexander/Hephaistion.(1978)
- The Book of Smutty Days #4 contains a Alexander/Hephaistion story (2006)
Alexander and Kirk by Sue Embury, from the zine Alexander
Alexander the Great by Sue Embury, from the zine Alexander
Archives & Fannish Links
- Alexander stories @ Fanfiction.net (general Alexander the Great fics?)
- Alexander fanworks @ Archive of Our Own (specifically based on the 2004 Oliver Stone movie)
Discussion and News Communities
- alex_book_club: Discussion about fictional and non-fictional literature about Alexander the Great.
- Alexander_info: Information, fic recommendations, icons, questions...
- megalexandros: History of Alexander the Great and ancient Macedon: Community that focuses on history but encourages other discussions (art, fiction, movies) as well
General Fanfic Communities
- alexanderfics: Alexander the Great Fanfiction and more
- alexander_rpfic: Alexander Real Person Fiction
- atgstories: Fanfiction and discussions about Alexander the Great and his relationship with Hephaistion, other characters are allowed and appreciated as well
Character and Pairing Specific Communities
- bagoastheeunuch: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Bagoas the eunuch
- hephaistionfans: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Hephaistion
Theme Specific Communities
- epicslash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about Sword and Sandal fandoms
- historic_slash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about same-sex love from the beginning of time to 1950
- maryrenaultfics: Fanfiction & Fanart Community related to the works of Mary Renault
- Alexander Icons: Alexander Icon Community
- Sikandar (1941)
- Alexander the Great, starring Richard Burton (1956)
- Alexander the Great, starring William Shatner (1968)
- Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone (2004)
- Reign: The Conqueror (2009)