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Alexander the Great A Biography (original 1973; edition 1974)

by Robin Lane Fox

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Title:Alexander the Great A Biography
Authors:Robin Lane Fox
Info:The Dial Press (1974), Hardcover
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Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox (1973)

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    Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography by Peter Green (timspalding)
    timspalding: Robin Lane Fox and Peter Green work well together—very different, but equally intelligent approaches to the same topic. If you're interested enough to read two books on Alexander, read both. Then, I suspect, you'll want to read at least ten more.
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I prefer http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?book=38 , Peter Green's account, but Fox's is more detailed and almost equally compelling. ( )
  cctesttc1 | Jul 20, 2016 |
I prefer http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?book=38 , Peter Green's account, but Fox's is more detailed and almost equally compelling. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I prefer http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?book=38 , Peter Green's account, but Fox's is more detailed and almost equally compelling. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I prefer http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?book=38 , Peter Green's account, but Fox's is more detailed and almost equally compelling. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
The detail in this was dry and not very engaging. Perhaps if I had a better working knowledge of Alexander, it would have been better, but this didn't leave me wanting to learn more of this man who was such a prodigy. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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When Alexander's sarcophagus was brought from the shrine, Augustus gazed at the body, then laid a crown of gold on its glass case and scattered some flowers to pay his respects. When they asked if he would like to see Ptolemy too, 'I wished to see a king,' he replied. 'I di not wish to see corpses.'
Suetonious, Life of Augustus, 18.1
As for the exact thoughts in Alexander's mind, I am neither able nor concerned to guess them, but this I think I can state, that nothing common or mean would have been his intention; he would not have remained content with any of his conquests not even if he had added the British Isles to Europe; he would always have searched beyond for something unknown, and if there had been no other competition, he would have competed against himself.
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I think it is in Macedon where Alexander is porn. I tell you, captain, if you look in the maps of the 'orld, I warrant you shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike. there is a river in Macedon, and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth: it is called Wye at Monmouth; but it is out of my prains what is the name of the other river; but 'tis all one, 'tis alike as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both.
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Two thousand three hundred years ago, in the autumn of 336BC, the king of the Macedonians was celebrating another royal wedding.
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Presents an overview of Alexander the Great's life as well as his influence on history and the world.

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