The death of Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) sent shockwaves through the ancient world. Some were skeptical that Alexander was even dead. How did the Athenian orator Demades (380-318 BCE) respond to the news?

Answer: “If Alexander were really dead, the whole world would smell of his corpse.”

Source: Age of Conquests – The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian to Angelos Chaniotis

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