Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 617

View: 5187


This biography begins not with one of the universally known incidents of Alexander's life, but with an account of his father, Philip of Macedonia, whose many-territoried empire was the first on the continent of Europe to have an effectively centralized government and military. What Philip and Macedonia had to offer, Alexander made his own, but Philip and Macedonia also made Alexander form an important context for understanding Alexander himself. Yet his origins and training do not fully explain the man. After he was named hegemon of the Hellenic League, many philosophers came to congratulate Alexander, but one was conspicuous by his absence: Diogenes the Cynic, an ascetic who lived in a clay tub. Piqued and curious, Alexander himself visited the philosopher, who, when asked if there was anything Alexander could do for him, made the famous reply, "Don't stand between me and the sun." Alexander's courtiers jeered, but Alexander silenced them: "If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes." This remark was as unexpected in Alexander as it would be in a modern leader. -- Publisher.

Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520071650

Category: History

Page: 617

View: 4750


Looks at the background, life, and military leadership of this ruler of the ancient world

Historiographie - Ethnographie - Utopie

Author: Reinhold Bichler

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447061452

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 878


Diese Publikation stellt in drei Banden - thematisch geordnet und editorisch aufbereitet - die gesammelten Schriften des renommierten Innsbrucker Althistorikers Reinhold Bichler zusammen und macht sie erneut einem grosseren wissenschaftlich interessierten Publikum bekannt. Alle Bande sind den Historien Herodots gewidmet, fur deren Analyse Reinhold Bichler als international anerkannter Experte gelten darf. Da der uberwiegende Grossteil der Beitrage in Festgaben und Sammelwerken publiziert wurde, von denen nicht wenige fur einen breiter interessierten Leserkreis nur sehr schwer oder kaum zuganglich sind, erscheint der Neuabdruck mehr als gerechtfertigt. Bichlers Beitrage legen - gemeinsam mit seinem im Jahr 2000 erschienenen opus magnum Herodots Welt - Zeugnis von einer beinahe ein Vierteljahrhundert wah renden wissenschaftlichen Beschaftigung mit den Historien Herodots ab. Die Aufsatze werden durch ein detailliertes und thematisch ausgerichtetes Register editorisch erschlossen. Dadurch erhalt der Leser relativ rasch Zugang zu bestimmten, auch spezifi schen Fragestellungen und zudem einen Wegweiser in das umfangreiche OEuvre Bichlers.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136787992

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 9057


Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Alexander the Great

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360159

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 4605


Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853533

Category: History

Page: 1818

View: 5127


With more than 1,100 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of conflict in the Middle East, this definitive scholarly reference provides readers with a substantial foundation for understanding contemporary history in the most volatile region in the world. • Provides more than 1,100 A–Z entries on various military, political, and social topics connected with conflict in the Middle East • Features contributions from approximately 200 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Devotes a full volume to key documents relevant to conflict in the Middle East throughout history • Includes more than 100 illustrations depicting conflict in the Middle East, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea

The Treasures of Alexander the Great

Author: Frank L. Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199950962

Category: HISTORY

Page: 320

View: 9337


War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world.