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Conquering hero couldn't see straight

作者:山缢钐    发布时间:2019-02-28 08:02:02    

ARROGANCE may not have been the only reason that Alexander the Great went around with his nose stuck in the air. Doctors in Greece now believe that the characteristic pose of raised chin, face turned to the right and neck tilting to the left as seen on most statues of the Emperor – including those crafted by his personal sculptor Lysippus – may have been caused by a rare eye disorder. Art historians have previously suggested that this posture had more to do with aspects of Alexander’s personality – his “pride of youth” – rather than his true physical appearance. But in this week’s issue of The Lancet, John Lascaratos and Alexander Damanakis from Athens University say he may have suffered from a rare paralysis of one of the muscles around his left eye, a condition known as Brown’s syndrome. In order to see straight, Alexander would have had to hold his head in exactly this position. Brown’s syndrome can be inherited, or it can result from trauma. In this case,

 

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