Alexander the Great

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Pan Macmillan UK, Sep 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages

At eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and further west, among the Greek cities of the Asiatic seaboard.

The fruit of a lifetime's scholarship and meticulous research, this is an outstanding biography of one of the most remarkable rulers in history.

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Cartledge (Greek history, Cambridge Univ.) sees Alexander as "one of those very few genuinely iconic figures, who have both remade the world they knew and constantly inspire us to remake our own ... Read full review

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Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History at the University of Cambridge, has written and edited many articles and books, including Spartan Reflections, Hellenistic and Roman Sparta and The Spartans, published by Macmillan. He has acted as academic consultant on The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization for the BBC and The Spartans for Channel 4.

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