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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415291873

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ISBN13: 978-0415291873
ISBN10: 0415291879
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Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2003
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Alexander the Great - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415291873

Ian Worthington

ISBN13: 978-0415291873
ISBN10: 0415291879
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

With his unprecedented conquests from Greece in the west to India in the East, Alexander the Great was the type of man that legends are made of; therein lies the problem for those studying him. Ought we to accept the image of a dashing king enjoying a string of spectacular successes, or adopt a more cynical evaluation, taking note of all the negative aspects of his reign? In the light of the evidence at our disposal, does he even deserve to be called "Great"?

This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken.

The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion:the sources; Alexander's background; Alexander's aims; Alexander and the Greeks; Alexander and Asia; Alexander, India and the Final Years; Alexander as General; Alexander and "The unity of Mankind"; Alexander and Deification; Alexander and Conspiracies; Alexander:The 'Great'?

The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.

Table of Contents

Preface
Ancient Sources and Modern Biographies
Alexander's Reign:The Main Events
Map of Alexander's Empire
Abbreviations
Alexander in Quotes

1. The Sources
2. Alexander's Background
3. Alexander's Aims
4. Alexander and the Greeks
5. Alexander and Asia
6. Alexander, India and the Final Years
7. Alexander as General
8. Alexander and the 'Unity of Mankind'
9. Alexander and Deification
10. Alexander and Conspiracies
11. Alexander:The 'Great'

Index of Primary Sources
General Index

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