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Was Alexander the Great in love with his longtime friend, the cavalry commander Hephaestion? The answer is shrouded in the mists of history. A man who loved men was not a scandal in ancient Greece. When Hephaestion died, Alexander grieved for days and could not eat. He died himself not much later, at the young age of 32, after allowing his health to decline after his friend's death.

This relationship was depicted to some extent in the Oliver Stone-directed biopic Alexander, starring Colin Farrell as Alexander and Jared Leto and Hephaestion, which was not a boxoffice success. Too bad porn stars are not good actors, because the Alexander story cries out for a hardcore adaption.

If I had to live in an historical period, I might choose ancient Greece. I think it would be a more erotic destination if you had a time machine, compared to ancient Rome or Egypt.

Now this is a photograph that Alexander the Great probably would've liked.

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