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Alexander the great failure : the collapse of the Macedonian Empire

Author: John D Grainger
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, ©2007.
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Alexander's death was not unpredictable: he suffered repeated wounds during his lifetime, and more than one brought him near death; he drank too much; he developed a fever, during which he continued to drink too much; he believed he was a god; he disregarded his doctor's counsel; he was faced with huge problems which he planned to evade by going on campaign ... As a final act of irresponsibility, when asked to whom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Grainger, John D., 1939-
Alexander the great failure.
London : Hambledon Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)608479177
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Grainger
ISBN: 9781847251886 1847251889
OCLC Number: 166315434
Description: xix, 236 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Macedon 370-359 BC: a failing state 1 --
2 The security of Macedon, 359-354 BC 23 --
3 The defence of the kingdom, 354-346 BC 33 --
4 Cold war, 346-340 BC 47 --
5 The conquest of Greece, 340-334 BC 59 --
6 The great campaign, 334-325 BC 75 --
7 The united empire, 325-319 BC 87 --
8 Antigonos the One-Eyed, 319-311 BC 103 --
9 The new king, 311-306 BC 115 --
10 Antigonos' failure, 306-298 BC 127 --
11 New kings for Macedon, 298-291 BC 137 --
12 King Demetrios and his enemies, 291-285 BC 147 --
13 The last chance for the empire, 285-281 BC 157 --
14 New kings, and disaster, 281-277 BC 165 --
15 The new world, 277-272 BC 175.
Other Titles: Collapse of the Macedonian Empire
Responsibility: John D. Grainger.

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Alexander the Great's empire stretched across three continents and his achievements changed the nature of the ancient world. This book argues that he was one of history's great failures.  Read more...

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