Alexander the Great

Author: Demi

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761457008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 59

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Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia who conquered and united the known world of his time.

Alexander the Great

Macedonian King and Conqueror

Author: Bernard Randall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823938254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Describes the life and accomplishments of the Macedonian ruler who conquered the Persian Empire and led his troops to the edge of India, and places him in the context of his times.

Alexander the Great

World Conqueror

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756518721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Biography of Alexander the Great, king and general, who by his death at age 32 had conquered much of the known world.

The Treasures of Alexander the Great

How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Author: Frank L. Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199950962

Category: HISTORY

Page: 320

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War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world.

Alexander the Great

The Greatest Ruler of the Ancient World

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199101962

Category: Alexander, the Great, 356-323 BC.

Page: 32

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Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia who conquered and united the known world of his time.

Alexander the Great in His World

Author: Carol G. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 063123246X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity. In this book, Carol G. Thomas places this powerful figure within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career. The book begins with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander′s life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander′s engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors – especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia′s relationship with neighboring states – contributed to his achievement. What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great and Bactria

The Formation of a Greek Frontier in Central Asia

Author: Frank Lee Holt

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004086128

Category: History

Page: 114

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This study should appeal to anyone interested in the civilizations of Greece and Central Asia, from the expert to the undergraduate.

Alexander the Great

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791072193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

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Describes the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.

Alexander the Great

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439193280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with countless more in between. He flashed across the sky of history like a comet, glowing brightly and burning out quickly: crowned at age nineteen, dead by thirty-two. He established the greatest empire of the ancient world; Greek coins and statues are found as far east as Afghanistan. Our interest in him has never faded. Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India. Alexander spent nearly all his adult life away from his homeland, and he and his men helped spread the Greek language throughout western Asia, where it would become the lingua franca of the ancient world. Within a short time after Alexander’s death in Baghdad, his empire began to fracture. Best known among his successors are the Ptolemies of Egypt, whose empire lasted until Cleopatra. In his lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, classical scholar and historian Philip Freeman describes Alexander’s astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing—which he rarely did. As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for beneficial purposes but instead to unify his empire. Only a handful of people have influenced history as Alexander did, which is why he continues to fascinate us.

Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Author: A. B. Bosworth,Elizabeth Baynham

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199252756

Category: History

Page: 370

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'For those whose interest in Alexander has been stirred, as well as for students of the period, this collection must become compulsory reading.' -Contemporary ReviewProfessor Bosworth and Dr Baynham have collected together ten contributions by leading experts in the field of Alexander studies which represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. The contributions cover subjects of central importance, such as imperial ideology, conspiracy and its political manipulation, and panhellenism. The essays address issues of historiography and historical interpretation, and advance challenging new hypotheses.

Alexander the Great

A New History

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360159

Category: History

Page: 392

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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

Art in the Era of Alexander the Great

Paradigms of Manhood and Their Cultural Traditions

Author: Ada Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769043

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

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"Simultaneously historical and thematic, this book studies an important period in Greek art, the late Classical and earely Hellenistic, especially the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their successors. It focuses on the three traditionally "masculine" themes of warfare, hunting, and the abduction of women. All three show a preoccupation with the pictorial celebration of violence and draw analogies among the ideological categories "enemy, " "animal, " and "women." The book explores the ways in which masculine and feminine identities were usually constructed and communicated"--Provided by publisher.

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

A Journey from Greece to Asia

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520231924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The author follows Alexander the Great's 22,000 mile expedition from Greece to India, recreating the epic marches and battles.

Alexander the Great

The Story of an Ancient Life

Author: Thomas R. Martin,Christopher W. Blackwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139576534

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new 'mixed' nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity.

Alexander the Great

Son of the Gods

Author: Alan Fildes,Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Alexander The Great

Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

Author: James S. Romm,Pamela Mensch

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843331

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Page: 224

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Comprised of relevant selections from the writings of four ancient historians, this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in the life of Alexander the Great. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance, as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. Includes a timeline, maps, bibliography, glossary, and index.

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

Author: Donald W. Engels

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042728

Category: History

Page: 194

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The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Engels uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. Careful analysis of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him. The chief merit of this splendid book is the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army--New York Review of Books.

Alexander the Great

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Hugh Bowden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198706154

Category: History

Page: 120

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In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy.

Sources for Alexander the Great

An Analysis of Plutarch's 'Life' and Arrian's 'Anabasis Alexandrou'

Author: N. G. L. Hammond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521714710

Category: History

Page: 364

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Plutarch and Arrian have contributed more than any other ancient authors to our picture of Alexander the Great, but since they wrote four or more centuries after his death the value of what they said depends upon the sources of information on which they themselves drew. In this 1993 book the attempt is made to define and to evaluate those sources in a detailed study, analysing the historians' works section by section and comparing them with other accounts of the same episodes. This volume completes Professor Hammond's study of the five Alexander-historians begun with Three Historians of Alexander the Great (Cambridge University Press, 1983) and lays a basis for work in this area.