Alexander the Great

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THE history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other. Among the twenty millions of people in the United States, there are perhaps ...
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THE history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other. Among the twenty millions of people in the United States, there are perhaps two millions, between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, who wish to become acquainted, in general, with the leading events in the history of the Old World, and of ancient times, but who, coming upon the stage in this land and at this period, have ideas and conceptions so widely different from those of other nations and of other times, that a mere republication of existing accounts is not what they require. The story must be told expressly to them. The things that are to be explained, the points that are to be brought out, the comparative degree of prominence to be given to the various particulars, will all be different, on account of the difference in the situation, the ideas, and the objects of these new readers, compared with those of the various other classes of readers which former authors have had in view. It is for this reason, and with this view, that the present series of historical narratives is presented to the public. The author, having had some opportunity to become acquainted with the position, the ideas, and the intellectual wants of those whom he addresses, presents the result of his labors to them, with the hope that it may be found successful in accomplishing its design.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781484152515
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/17/2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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Tine Chapter III. The Reaction f I1HE country which was formerly occupied - by Macedon and the other states of Greece is now Turkey in Europe. In the northern part of it is a vast chain of mountains called now the Balkan. In Alexander's day it was Mount Hse- mus. This chain forms a broad belt of lofty and uninhabitable land, and extends from the Black Sea to the Adriatic. A branch of this mountain range, called Rho- dope, extends southwardly from about the middle of its length, as may be seen by the map. Rhodope separated Macedonia from a large and powerful country, which was occupied by a somewhat rude but warlike race of men. This country was Thrace. Thrace was one great fertile basin or valley, sloping toward the centei in every direction, so that all the streams from the mountains, increased by the rams which feD over the whole surface of the ground, flowed to gether into one river, which meandered through the center of the valley, and flowed out at lasl into the JEgean Sea. The name of this rivei nOebnu. ViJJey of tfa Dumb was the Hobrus. All th'e may be seen distinct lv upon the iim.it The Balkan, or Mount Rasmus, as it was then called, formed the great northern frontier of Maoedon and Thrace. From the summits of the range, looking northward, the eye surveyed a vast extent of land, constituting one of th Host extensive and fertile valleys on the globe rbnce. Revolt among the northern oattoM It was the valley :f the Danube. It was inhabited, in those days, by rude tribes whun the Greeks and Romans always designated as bar- tartans. They were, at any rate, wild and warlike, and, as they had not the art of writing, they have left us no records of their institutions or theirhistory. We know nothing of them, or of the other half-civilized nations that oc...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

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    Some of the pages are not complete

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Don't buy too many errors

    Don't buy this. There are too many typos in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Hey

    Hey!! If a person like me starts reading the summary and the firdt thing you se is According to wikipedia: they r not gonna get this book, wikipedia is not trustable, you can say thar lady gaga dued in 1903 in an forrest ! She wasnt even alive then! You should not b able to edit history

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    Posted January 28, 2012

    Huh

    I haven't heard of him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Who?

    Who is Alexander the great? I havent read it yet but is it worth it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    great just like him

    this is a great book

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