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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography

Author: Peter Green
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1991.
Series: Hellenistic culture and society, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography portrays Alexander as both a complex personality and a single-minded general, a man capable of such diverse expediencies as patricide or the massacre of civilians. Writing for the general reader, the author provides gritty details on Alexander's darker side while providing a gripping tale of Alexander's career.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, King of Macedonia.; Alexandre, le Grand; Alexandre, (roi de Macédoine ;; König III ) Alexander (Makedonien; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, Makedonien König; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Green
ISBN: 0520071654 9780520071650 0520071662 9780520071667
OCLC Number: 23142191
Notes: "Revised and enlarged"--Title page verso.
Originally published: Alexander the Great. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970.
Description: xxxvii, 617 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Philip of Macedon --
The garden of Midas --
From a view to a death --
The keys of the kingdom --
The captain-general --
The road to Issus --
Intimations of immortality --
The Lord of Asia --
The quest for ocean --
How many miles to Babylon? --
Propaganda at the Granicus.
Series Title: Hellenistic culture and society, 11.
Responsibility: Peter Green.
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