Alexander the Great: A Reader

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Ian Worthington
Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 332 pages
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This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken.
The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion:

  • the sources
  • Alexander's background
  • Alexander's aims
  • Alexander and the Greeks
  • Alexander and Asia
  • Alexander, India and the Final Years
  • Alexander as General
  • Alexander and "The unity of Mankind"
  • Alexander and Deification
  • Alexander and Conspiracies
  • Alexander: The 'Great'?

The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.

  

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Contents

VI
1
VII
7
VIII
17
IX
20
X
23
XI
28
XII
42
XIII
45
XXVI
181
XXVII
198
XXVIII
202
XXIX
203
XXX
205
XXXI
208
XXXII
236
XXXIII
242

XIV
54
XV
65
XVI
75
XVII
81
XVIII
90
XIX
106
XX
118
XXI
136
XXII
148
XXIII
161
XXIV
170
XXV
178
XXXIV
245
XXXV
263
XXXVI
273
XXXVII
277
XXXVIII
296
XXXIX
299
XL
303
XLI
319
XLII
326
XLIII
328
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