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This exciting new edition includes a selection of the most significant and representative published articles and chapters about Alexander and covers all the main areas of debate and discussion in Alexander scholarship.
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Alexander the Great: A Reader

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Overview

This exciting new edition includes a selection of the most significant and representative published articles and chapters about Alexander and covers all the main areas of debate and discussion in Alexander scholarship.
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"This second edition constitutes a thorough revamp. Many of the newly included essays were simply written too late for the first edition; but Worthington has done much more than just take account of excellent new work, because several of the newly included essays predate the first edition. In other words, he has rethought the entire project.... Like its predecessor, the second edition is a great success and an indispensable teaching tool." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136640032
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ian Worthington is Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has published 15 sole-authored and edited books and over 100 articles and essays on Greek history, epigraphy and oratory. In 2005 he won the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity in the Humanities, in 2007 the Student-Athlete Advisory Council Most Inspiring Professor Award and in 2010 the William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ancient sources and modern books
Alexander's reign: the main events
Map of Alexander's empire
Special notes and abbreviations
Alexander in quotes
1 The sources 1
2 Alexander's background 17
3 Alexander's aims 42
4 Alexander and the Greeks 65
5 Alexander and Asia 106
6 Alexander, India and the final years 148
7 Alexander as general 178
8 Alexander and the 'Unity of Mankind' 198
9 Alexander and deification 236
10 Alexander and conspiracies 273
11 Alexander: the 'Great'? 296
Index of primary sources 326
General index 328
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