Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

by Cambridge University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521707099

ISBN-13: 9780521707091

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Alexander the Great famously brought the mighty Persian Empire's two-hundred year rule to an end, but the figure behind this phenomenon often eludes us. This book invites students to follow Alexander's remarkable story and

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Overview

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Alexander the Great famously brought the mighty Persian Empire's two-hundred year rule to an end, but the figure behind this phenomenon often eludes us. This book invites students to follow Alexander's remarkable story and to engage with a variety of perspectives on him as king, general and human being. Notes provide helpful contextual information for these excerpts while questions challenge readers to embark on their own investigations of this fascinating individual, who continues to rival all others in historical significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521707091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1 From birth to kingship; 2 Into Asia; 3 Issus and Egypt; 4 Gaugamela to the death of Darius; 5 East to India; 6 Back towards Babylon; Epilogue; Ancient sources; Further reading and references; Glossary

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