Alexander the Great

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Penguin UK, Jul 6, 2006 - History - 576 pages
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Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled - he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. The myth he created is as potent today as it was in the ancient world. Robin Lane Fox's superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.
  

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User Review  - Jodi - Goodreads

This book got me through my ancient history module on Alexander. It is fantastic. There is no book more comprehensive and it gives a step by step chronological order to his life which is rare. Robin Lane Fox is a wonderful classical author and i really hope he continues writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Zoe - Goodreads

If you wish to have a good understanding of Alexander, you need to read this book. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Illustrations
Addenda
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