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Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (Waldemar Heckel J C Yardley (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9780631228219
Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (Waldemar Heckel J C Yardley (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9780631228219
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Title: Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation

Author: Heckel, Waldemar J C Yardley (eds)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780631228219

Volumes: 1; Pages: 342

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"This volume provides an excellent selection of source materials with judicious commentary and up-to-date references. The elusive Alexander has never been so accessible to undergraduates. This volume seems destined to become a standard in our classrooms."--Professor Frank Holt, University of Houston This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great.* Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy.* Includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers.* A general introduction and introductions to each chapter set the sources in context. * Also includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander's expedition.ContentsList of PlatesAbbreviationsMap 1Map 2IntroductionPart I: Macedonian BackgroundPart II: Philip II, Father of Alexander the GreatPart III: Alexander's Family, Youth, Appearance and CharacterPart IV: The Persians and their EmpirePart V: Alexander and the GreeksPart VI: The Army and WarPart VII: Alexander and the BarbariansPart VIII: Alexander and WomenPart IX: Gods and HeroesPart X: Conspiracy and MutinyPart XI: Alexander's Final Days, Final Plans and the Division of Power after his DeathPart XII: Alexander and the RomansPart XIII: Alexander's LegacyGlossaryBibliographyIndex
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