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Alexander the Great / Edition 2

Alexander the Great / Edition 2

by Richard Stoneman
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Alexander the Great provides an introduction both to the history of the most renowned conqueror of antiquity and the main themes of his reign. Alexander is among the most difficult of rulers to research, as almost no direct evidence has survived the ravages

of time. In response to the scarcity of evidence, Richard Stoneman includes an in-depth examination of written and other sources, revealing the problems of interpreting them. A thorough discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence, combined with an outline of the Macedonian

background, lends insight into Alexander's education, environment and ideas. Drawing on earlier biographies as well as incorporating newly unearthed evidence, Stoneman reveals Alexander as a brilliant and ruthless commander who came to believe in his own myth. An exploration of

Alexander's claim to divinity, and an assessment of his short and long-term achievements are also included in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415319323
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Stoneman is Senior Editor at Routledge and the author of several books on Greek History and Culture.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
1. Introduction
2. The Macedonian Background
3. The Consolidation of Alexander's Rule
4. The War in Asia Minor
5. Son of Ammon
6. The Conquest of Persia
7. The Expedition to India
8. Alexander in Babylon
9. Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading

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