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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, 2014.
Series: Ancient warfare and civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Military history
Named Person: Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, Makedonien König; Philipp, Makedonien König; Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Worthington
ISBN: 9780199929863 0199929866
OCLC Number: 860943914
Description: xxi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
List of Maps and Figures --
Ancient Works and Abbreviations --
1. The Architect and the Master Builder --
2. Greece and Macedonia --
3. Philip II and the Rise of Macedonia --
4. The New Player in Greek Politics --
5. The Gathering War Clouds --
6. The Downfall of Greece --
7. Philip's Assassination and Legacy --
8. Alexander's Early Kingship --
and Persia --
9. From Europe to Asia --
10. Alexander : Master Strategist and Emerging God --
11. The Fall of the Persian Empire --
12. The War in Afghanistan --
13. Passage to India --
14. Retreat from India --
15. Alexander's Final Years --
16. Death in Babylon and Alexander's Legacy --
Appendix: The Sources of Information.
Series Title: Ancient warfare and civilization.
Responsibility: Ian Worthington.
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