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Alexander the Great : Man and God

Alexander the Great : Man and God - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405801621

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ISBN13: 978-1405801621
ISBN10: 140580162X
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Alexander the Great : Man and God - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405801621

Ian Worthington

ISBN13: 978-1405801621
ISBN10: 140580162X
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

He conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at risk?

Ian Worthington delves into the successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Uncovering the Legend

2. Alexander's Inheritance

3. Alexander's Boyhood

4. King at Last

5. The Very Gates of Asia

6. A Bridge of Corpses

7. Son of Ra, Son of Zeus

8. Lord of Asia

9. Conquest and Conspiracy

10. Bactria and Sogdiana

11. India

12. We'll Say Goodbye in Babylon

13. Death and Disorder

14. Man and God

15. Alexander: The Great

16. Philip's Ghost

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