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The genius of Alexander the Great

Author: N G L Hammond
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the career of Alexander III of Macedonia, analyzing ancient sources to determine the truth about the legendary king's accomplishments, and discussing his military and political prowess, intellect, and personal characteristics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Hammond, N.G.L. (Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière), 1907-2001.
Genius of Alexander the Great.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997
(OCoLC)606160271
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander the Great.; Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N G L Hammond
ISBN: 0807823503 9780807823507 0807847445 9780807847442
OCLC Number: 35714806
Description: xii, [i], 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The boyhood of Alexander --
The world of Philip as king and Alexander as prince --
The influence of Philip --
Alexander establishes his position in Macedonia, Greece and the Balkans --
Sources of information, a rising in Greece and preparations for Persia --
The crossing of the Hellespont and the first victory --
The winning of Asia Minor --
The battle of Issus and the capture of the Mediterranean coast --
Advance to the East and the battle of Gaugamela --
Advance to Persepolis and the situation in Greece. The death of Darius and the decision to advance to the east --
From Parthyaea to Kabul in Afghanistan --
The advance to the river Jaxartes --
The subjugation of the northeastern area in 328-327 --
The Indus valley --
Southern Asia --
The Kingdom of Asia and the Macedonians --
The plans and personality of Alexander.
Responsibility: N.G.L. Hammond.

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The preeminent scholar of ancient Macedonia separates reliable fact from historical fiction to reveal the true intellect and charm that earned Alexander his epithet.  Read more...

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This is a classic study of one of history's great figures by the scholar who knows the most about him."Publishers Weekly", starred review

 
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