The Life of Alexander the Great

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588363473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father’s empire through-out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, fulfilling the soothsayer Aristander’s prediction that the new king “should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him.” The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the first surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time. This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch’s Lives, is a riveting tale of honor, power, scandal, and bravery written by the most eminent biographer of the ancient world.

Alexander the Great

Author: John Bankston

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612284930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Born the son of a powerful king, Alexander the Great worried that there would not be any land left for him to conquer by the time he took over the throne. Instead, while he was still in his twenties, he ruled one of the largest empires in history. But before he could lead, he had to learn . . . from some of the greatest teachers in the history of the world.

Alexander the Great

Author: Arrian,Quintus Curtius Rufus,Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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A definitive biography of the great Macedonian conqueror features writings from such ancient historians as Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, and is timed to coincide with the release of two upcoming major motion pictures about Alexander. Original.

Alexander the Great

Author: Pierre Briant

Publisher: Thameshuds

ISBN: 9780500300701

Category: Generals

Page: 175

View: 7238


In the spring of 334 B.C., the 22-year-old King Alexander of Macedon led an army of 50,000 men on the most ambitious conquest of ancient times. This is a straightforward account of Alexander's remarkable campaigns, clearly and thoughtfully presented. A more intimate side of Alexander is also presented. 147 illustrations, 99 in color. 5 maps.

Alexander the Great

Author: Miles Doleac

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502624532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8124


Alexander the Great explores the background, personality, and battle tactics of a legendary conqueror, whose prowess in battle cemented his name in human history. The engaging and comprehensive text depicts Alexander’s life, the lives of his soldiers, the stories of his battles, and the formations of cities and legends. Paintings, photos, and engravings illustrate Greek culture and historical figures. Maps and diagrams depict the brilliant strategy of a commander who fought with his men. Though Alexander reigned and conquered over two thousand years ago, his battle successes and political ambitions had an enduring impact on military strategy and on the regions and cultures he ruled.