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

Author: Peter Green
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent interest in the brotherhood of man, sometimes as a brute interest in the exercise of power. Green, a Cambridge-trained classicist who is also a novelist, portrays Alexander as both a complex personality
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Green
ISBN: 9780520275867 0520275861
OCLC Number: 830315893
Notes: An earlier edition was published in 1970 under the title: Alexander the Great.
Description: xlix, 617 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Philip of Macedon --
The gardens of Midas --
From a view to a death --
The keys of a kingdom --
The captain-general --
The road to Issus --
Intimations of immortality --
The lord of Asia --
The quest for ocean --
How many miles to Babylon?
Other Titles: Alexander the Great
Responsibility: Peter Green ; with a new preface by the author ; foreword by Eugene N. Borza.

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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. In this title, the author describes  Read more...

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