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Alexander the Great 2nd Revised edi : A Companion and Translation - N G L Hammond

Alexander the Great 2nd Revised edi

A Companion and Translation

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9781853990687
Number Of Pages: 352

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Within the span of thirteen years, Alexander the Great changed the face of the world more decisively and with more long-lasting effects than any other statesman has ever done. It is therefore no surprise that there has been, and still is, so much debate about both his personality and his achievement. The great merit of Professor Hammond's biography is that, with impressive mastery of the evidence, he sets the record straight between the extremes of romantic hero worship on the one hand and scholarly demolition on the other. Based on his detailed knowledge of the literarysources and on his own experience of warfare in Alexander's native country, Professor Hammond presents a compelling picture of Alexander in his public life as king, commander and statesman. This revised biography includes new material and extensive reference to literary sources. Professor Hammond's other works include "The History of Macedonia" and "Studies in Greek History". He also collaborated on "The Oxford Classical Dictionary" and "The Cambridge Ancient History."

"A magesterial biography." -- The Times "No author is better fitted to write a book about Alexander than Professor Hammond." -- The Economist "It is unlikely that a bettter or more informed assessment of Alexander as a leader will be made." -- The London Review of Books

Preface
List of Figures
Introduction
The Inheritance
The Armed Forces of the King
Alexander in Europe
The Conquest of Asia Minor
The Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean Coast
The Widening Horizons
From Mesopotamia to Afghanistan
'Ultima Asiae': Bactria and India
The Conquest of Southern 'Asia'
The Last Year and the Achievements of Alexander
Notes to the Text
Notes to the Figures Chronological Table Abbreviations
Abbreviations of Ancient Authors and Books References
Index
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ISBN: 9781853990687
ISBN-10: 185399068X
Series: Bristol Classical Paperbacks Ser.
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised