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Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

Author: Arrian.; James S Romm; Pamela Mensch
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive--Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius--this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an  Read more...
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Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; König III ) Alexander (Makedonien; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arrian.; James S Romm; Pamela Mensch
ISBN: 0872207285 9780872207288 0872207277 9780872207271
OCLC Number: 56387065
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek and Latin.
Description: xxix, 193 p. : maps 22 cm.
Contents: I. Alexander, Prince of Macedonia (356-336 B.C.E.): a. The youth and upbringing of Alexander --
b. The battle of Chaeronea --
c. The rift between Philip and Alexander --
d. The assassination of Philip --
II. ALEXANDER IN EUROPE (Autumn 336-Winter 335 B.C.E.): a. The northern campaigns --
b. The Theban revolt --
III. THE WAR WITH DARIUS--PHASE I (Spring 334-Autumn 332 B.C.E.): a. The battle of the Granicus --
b. The war at sea --
c. The battle of Issus --
d. The siege of Tyre --
IV. THE EGYPTIAN INTERLUDE (Autumn 332-Spring 331 B.C.E.) --
V. THE WAR WITH DARIUS-PHASE II (Summer 331-Summer 330 B.C.E.): a. The battle of Gaugamela --
b. The capture of the spoils --
c. The pursuit of the King --
VI. THE CENTRAL ASIAN CAMPAIGNS (Summer 330-Spring 327 B.C.E.): a. The Philotas affair and the killing of Parmenio --
b. The capture of Bessus --
c. The war with Spitamenes --
d. The death of Cleitus --
e. The proskynesis crisis --
f. The conspiracy of the pages --
g. The Sogdian and Chorienian rocks --
VII. THE INVASION OF INDIA (Spring 327-Summer 325 B.C.E.): a. The capture of Aornos Rock --
b. The Nysa revels --
c. The war with Porus --
d. The Hyphasis mutiny --
e. The Indus voyage and the attack on the Malli --
f. The Gedrosia march --
VIII. THE FINAL PHASE (Autumn 325-Spring 323 B.C.E.): a. The death of Calanus --
b. The Susa weddings --
c. The mutiny at Opis --
d. The death of Hephaestion --
e. Alexander's illness and death.
Responsibility: edited, with introduction, by James Romm ; translated by Pamela Mensch and James Romm.
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Comprised of relevant selections from the writings of four ancient historians, this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in the life of Alexander the Great.  Read more...

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