Alexander the Great / Edition 1

Alexander the Great / Edition 1

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

Cambridge historian Cartledge, also the author of The Spartans (2001), reassesses the life of the military leader who conquered the Persian Empire and continues to have an impact on military tacticians and statesmen today. Cartledge sees particular significance in Alexander's passion for hunting game, human as well as animal—a test that offered a chance for… See more details below

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Cambridge historian Cartledge, also the author of The Spartans (2001), reassesses the life of the military leader who conquered the Persian Empire and continues to have an impact on military tacticians and statesmen today. Cartledge sees particular significance in Alexander's passion for hunting game, human as well as animal—a test that offered a chance for enhancing his standing and fame. Cartledge combines sequential chronological narration with in-depth systematic surveys of key themes in the Macedonian king's career. The text is peppered with b&w images; an appendix explores the limits set by the available source materials on any attempted reconstruction of Alexander's everyday life. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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