Alexander the Great

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Penguin Books, 2004 - 568 pages

Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent today as it was in the ancient world.

Robin Lane Fox's superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - David.Alfred.Sarkies - LibraryThing

My sister bought me this book for Christmas once since she discovered that I liked the Ancient Greek world, though I must admit that this period is a little later than what I generally am interested ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Miro - LibraryThing

I knew something about Alexander the Great before reading this book but it's still full of surprises. Firstly has to be Robin Lane Fox's mass of knowledge (and informed speculation) about such distant ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Robin Fox is a respected ancient historian and scholar. An emeritus fellow and tutor of New College, Oxford, and a former reader in ancient history at Oxford University, Fox has taught Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, and early Islamic history. His literary honors include the Heinemann Award, the Duff Cooper Prize, and the James Tait Black Award.

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