Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire

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Waldemar Heckel
Wiley, Feb 17, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 389 pages
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Containing over 800 concise biographies of individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander, this book is the only complete collection of its kind available in English.

The entries range from leading commanders in Alexander’s army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign. The most significant figures receive detailed coverage, and all entries contain references to the ancient sources. Brief biographies of Alexander himself and his father, Philip II, are also included.

This book will open up new perspectives for all interested in Alexander’s reign, from scholars to general readers.

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About the author (2006)

Waldemar Heckel is Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of The Marshals of Alexander's Empire (1992), The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002), Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (with J.C. Yardley, Blackwell, 2003), The Conquests of Alexander the Great (2007), and Alexander the Great: A New History (with L.A. Tritle, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

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