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By the spear : Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the rise and fall of the Macedonian empire

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016
Series: Ancient warfare and civilization
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued as an Oxford University paperbackView all editions and formats
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"Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the West to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and 'India' (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the East. Although many other kings  Read more...
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Named Person: Alexander, Makedonien König; Philipp, Makedonien König
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Worthington
ISBN: 9780199929863 0199929866 9780190614645 0190614641
OCLC Number: 1005855089
Description: XXI, 388 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Timeline Quotations from Ancient Works and Special Abbreviations Maps1. The Architect and the Master Builder2. Greece and Macedonia3. Philip II and the Rise of Macedonia4. The New Player in Greek Politics5. The Gathering War Clouds6. The Downfall of Greece7. Philip's Assassination and Legacy8. Alexander's Early Kingship - and Persia9. From Europe to Asia10. Alexander: Master Strategist and Emerging God11. The Decline and Fall of the Persian Empire12. The War in Afghanistan13. Passage to India14. Retreat from India15. Alexander's Final Years16. Death in Babylon and Alexander's LegacyAppendix: The Sources of InformationBibliography Index
Series Title: Ancient warfare and civilization
Responsibility: Ian Worthington.

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A unique military and cultural history that chronicles the reigns of Philip and Alexander the Great in one sweeping narrative.  Read more...

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this will be a great text for Greek history collections ... Highly recommended. * J. M. Williams, CHOICE * What father-son duo is more mesmerizing than Philip and Alexander of Macedon? Too often Read more...

 
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