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Alexander the Great
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415150507, Paperback)Provides an introduction to the history of Alexander and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the text includes: an examination of the written and other sources, and the problems of working with them; discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence; an outline of the Macedonian background; insight into Alexander's education and ideas; an exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity; assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements; and a study of his influence in antiquity.
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"Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia lived a life of mythical proportions. He modelled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan, and northwest India during his brief life. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilisation to the world. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless in warfare. He never lost a battle. Exhibiting conspicuous personal bravery, two millennia after his death he is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time."--BOOK JACKET.
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