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Overview

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, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/12/2002
  • Edition description: A Reader
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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
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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