Alexander The Great / Edition 1

Alexander The Great / Edition 1

by Ian Worthington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415291879

ISBN-13: 9780415291873

Pub. Date: 12/12/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken.
The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main

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This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken.
The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion:


  • the sources

  • Alexander's background

  • Alexander's aims

  • Alexander and the Greeks

  • Alexander and Asia

  • Alexander, India and the Final Years

  • Alexander as General

  • Alexander and "The unity of Mankind"

  • Alexander and Deification

  • Alexander and Conspiracies

  • Alexander: The 'Great'?

The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415291873
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Edition description:
A Reader
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
0.73(w) x 9.61(h) x 6.69(d)

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
1The sources1
2Alexander's background17
3Alexander's aims42
4Alexander and the Greeks65
5Alexander and Asia106
6Alexander, India and the final years148
7Alexander as general178
8Alexander and the 'Unity of Mankind'198
9Alexander and deification236
10Alexander and conspiracies273
11Alexander: the 'Great'?296
Index of primary sources326
General index328

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