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Alexander the Great : the story of an ancient life

Author: Thomas R Martin; Christopher W Blackwell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place.
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History
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Martin, Thomas R., 1947-
Alexander the Great.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012017961
(OCoLC)793340189
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Martin; Christopher W Blackwell
ISBN: 9781139568777 1139568779 9781139049498 1139049496 9781139570572 1139570579 1139572334 9781139572330
OCLC Number: 812911645
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: The goal of this book --
Timeline of Alexander's life --
Map 1: European Greece, Macedonia, and northern lands --
Map 2: Alexander's expedition --
The world of Alexander's birth and his education in literature and warfare (350s and 340s BC) --
Opportunities and risks as a teenager (340s to 338 BC) --
The danger in replacing a murdered father as king (337 to 335 BC) --
The opening battles against the Persian army (334 to 332 BC) --
Finding god in Egypt and capturing the riches of Persia (332 to 330 BC) --
Winning the world as king of Asia (330 to 329 BC) --
Murder, marriage, and mixing customs in Afghanistan (329 to 327 BC) --
Victory and frustration in India (327 to 326 BC) --
Returning to Babylon and becoming divine (326 to 323 BC) --
Remembering and judging Alexander (323 BC to now).
Responsibility: Thomas R. Martin, Christopher W. Blackwell.

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Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. This book explains who Alexander was, what  Read more...

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