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Alexander the Great : Volume 1, Narrative - W. W. Tarn

Alexander the Great

Volume 1, Narrative

Paperback Published: 30th July 1979
ISBN: 9780521295635
Number Of Pages: 176

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Tarn's Alexander the Great, first published in 1948, has become a classic and its importance for subsequent Alexander studies can hardly be exaggerated. Based on a lifetime's work and elegantly and persuasively written, both volumes evoked immediate admiration - and very soon sharp reaction. Little has in fact appeared on Alexander over the last thirty years that has not been directly related to Tarn's book. Especially Volume II, with its detailed analysis of the sources and discussion of the main historical cruces - such as Cleitarchus' date, the status of the Greek cities, Alexander's deification, his supposed plans for a world-kingdom and the famous thesis that he sought to realise the 'brotherhood of mankind' - has itself inspired scores of books and articles. For the scholar both volumes are indispensable and their re-appearance is to be warmly welcomed.

Abbreviations
The problem
Cleitarchus and AlexanderG++s expedition
The date of Cleitarchus
Aristobulus and Cleitarchus
CleitarchusG++ book
Diodorus XVII
Quintus Curtius Rufus
Justin, books XI and XII
Summary
Appendices
Addenda
Index
Map
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ISBN: 9780521295635
ISBN-10: 0521295637
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 30th July 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23