Alexander the Great / Edition 2

Alexander the Great / Edition 2

by Richard Stoneman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415319323

ISBN-13: 9780415319324

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia lived a life of mythical proportions. He modelled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan, and northwest India during his brief life. By the time he…  See more details below

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia lived a life of mythical proportions. He modelled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan, and northwest India during his brief life. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilisation to the world. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless in warfare. He never lost a battle. Exhibiting conspicuous personal bravery, two millennia after his death he is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415319324
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,214,628
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Map 1: Macedonia and neighbouring lands
Map 2: Alexander's campaigns, 334-323 BC
Map 3: Environs of Issus
Map 4: Pakistan, showing sites visited by Alexander
Genealogy
Chronology
Abbreviations
1Introduction: the sources1
2The Macedonian background10
3The consolidation of Alexander's rule19
4The war in Asia Minor24
5Son of Ammon34
6The conquest of Persia44
7The expedition to India61
8Alexander in Babylon75
9Conclusion92
Bibliography99

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