Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius / Edition 1

Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius / Edition 1

by James Romm, Quintus Curtius, Plutarch, Diodorus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872207277

ISBN-13: 9780872207271

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive--Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius--this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War

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Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive--Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius--this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. This edition includes a timeline, maps, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207271
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
334,708
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

IAlexander, Prince of Macedonia (356 - 336 B.C.E.)1
IIAlexander in Europe (autumn 336 - winter 335 B.C.E.)17
IIIThe war with Darius - phase I (spring 334 - autumn 332 B.C.E.)33
IVThe Egyptian interlude (autumn 332 - spring 331 B.C.E.)70
VThe war with Darius - phase II (summer 331 - summer 330 B.C.E.)75
VIThe Central Asian campaigns (summer 330 - spring 327 B.C.E.)94
VIIThe invasion of India (spring 327 - summer 325 B.C.E.)114
VIIIThe final phase (autumn 325 - spring 323 B.C.E.)149

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