The Conquests of Alexander the Great

The Conquests of Alexander the Great

by Waldemar Heckel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521603234

ISBN-13: 9780521603232

Pub. Date: 07/26/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate, all invariably hostile. Some traveled by sea, some along the coastal desert, to consolidate their victory and contemplate the magnitude of their accomplishments. Little did they know that within two years their beloved king

Overview

In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate, all invariably hostile. Some traveled by sea, some along the coastal desert, to consolidate their victory and contemplate the magnitude of their accomplishments. Little did they know that within two years their beloved king would be dead and their labors seemingly wasted, left only with the scars of combat and slowly fading memories of that glorious adventure in the east."

Tracing the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history, Waldemar Heckel engagingly and with great detail shows us how Alexander earned his appellation, The Great.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521603232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Series:
Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chronological Table xv

1 Introduction 1

2 How Do We Know" Sources for Alexander the Great 5

3 The Macedonian Background 13

4 The Persian Enemy 31

5 Conquest of the Achaemenids 41

6 Resistance on Two Fronts 87

7 Conquest of the Punjab 112

8 The Ocean and the West 126

9 The Long Road From Susa to Babylon 142

Appendix 1 Alexander's Officers 153

Appendix 2 Numbers of Troops 158

Appendix 3 The Administration of the Empire 164

Glossary 167

Abbreviations 171

Notes 173

Bibliography 191

Index 205

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