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The life of Alexander the Great

Author: Plutarch.; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Modern Library paperback edView all editions and formats
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"In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father's empire throughout the Middle East and into parts of Asia, fulfilling the soothsayer Aristander's prediction that the new king "should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Early works to 1800
Biography Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plutarch.
Life of Alexander the Great.
New York : Modern Library, 2004
(OCoLC)607383178
Online version:
Plutarch.
Life of Alexander the Great.
New York : Modern Library, 2004
(OCoLC)609241142
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Plutarch.; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough
ISBN: 0812971337 9780812971330
OCLC Number: 53231746
Description: xvi, 72 pages : map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Lives.
Responsibility: Plutarch ; translated by John Dryden ; edited by Arthur Hugh Clough ; introduction by Victor Davis Hanson.
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"In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father's empire throughout the Middle East and into parts of Asia, fulfilling the soothsayer Aristander's prediction that the new king "should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him."" "The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the first surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time. This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch's Lives, is a tale of honor, power, scandal, and bravery written by the most eminent biographer of the ancient world."--Jacket.

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