Alexander the Great
Penguin, 1973 - 568 pages
Robin Lane Fox's accessible and erudite life of Alexander the Great searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on the living actuality of the man and his experience--'It is tempting', he concludes, 'to see in Alexander the romantic's complex nature for the first time in Greek history.' Beautifully written perceptive and fluent, it is a superb example of historical scholarship and psychological insight.
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In Greek legend, the hero Prometheus was punished for his inventive intelligence
and imprisoned by Zeus on an eastem rock where an eagle would gnaw at his
liver; here in the Hindu Kush, the site of his punishment seemed at last to have ...
... the Hindu Kush and probably the Hehuand valley as far as Kandahar were
abandoned for a price of 500 elephants to the new and ruthless empire of
Chandragupta, admirer of Alexander and heir to the eastem kingdom of
Magadha whose ...
Unlike the British, who encouraged the smdy of native Indian culmre, the Greeks
took little interest in eastem tradition except where they could bend it to concepts
of their own; they saw the East through eyes trained by Plato and Herodoms and
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis 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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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