Alexander the Great and Divine Kingship

“Alexander’s reign thus proved to be, as Tarn said it, ‘one of the supreme fertilizing forces of history.’  Narrow views of particularism had given way to universalism, and people of all nations began to search for a common unity in religion that had been divided by national barriers.  Once the borders between nations had been removed, borders between various cults faded as well.  This allowed an era of syncretism, one where beliefs from all over the world were mixed in one melting pot—or loving-cup.”