Alexander the Great / Edition 1

Alexander the Great / Edition 1

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585675652

ISBN-13: 9781585675654

Pub. Date: 08/23/2004

Publisher: The Overlook Press

Paul Cartledge, one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order.
Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge…  See more details below

Overview

Paul Cartledge, one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order.
Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics.Alexander the Greatis an engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675654
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
08/23/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.28(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1The fame of Alexander37
2Alexander's world57
3Young Alexander (356-334 B.C.E.)81
4Alexander and the Macedonians91
5Alexander and the Greeks107
6Alexander : conqueror of Persia (334-327 B.C.E.)135
7The generalship of Alexander157
8Alexander and the Persians189
9The final years (327-323 B.C.E.)207
10Alexander the man219
11The divinity of Alexander237
12The legends and legacies of Alexander251
AppSources of paradox267
Table of Achaemenid Persian kings295

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