Alexander the Great: selected texts from Arrian, Curtius and Plutarch

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Penguin, Sep 28, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 150 pages
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Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great was worshiped as a god during his lifetime, and his legend has only grown since- he remains in the forefront of the public imagination with no fewer than two upcoming major motion pictures devoted to his life. Inheriting his father's empire at the age of twenty, Alexander resolved to expand it, and by the time of his death at thirty- two, his empire covered most of the known world-from Greece to India-encompassing two million square miles. Comprising selections from the writings of Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, this definitive biography of the greatest conqueror in history features an introduction on Alexander's enduring legacy by acclaimed British television personality Michael Wood.

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Enjoyable read. Maybe a little too much focus on the specifics of individual battles. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy Perron - Goodreads

With an introduction by Michael Wood, who in the 1990s produced the BBC series In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, this book was assembled by Tania Gergel who took the work of three famous ... Read full review

Contents

Establishing Power in Macedonia Greece
12
The Persian Campaign 1 from the Hellespont
29
The Persian Campaign 2 from Cappadocia
45
Copyright

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\Michael Wood is the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series on television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and its accompanying book.
Tania Gergel teaches Greek and Latin language and literature at King's College, London. She co-translated The Greek Sophists for Penguin Classics.

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