This edition includes a timeline, maps, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index.
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His EmpireVintage #ad - With his demise, as if planets and moons began to spin crazily in new directions, it was as if the sun had disappeared from the solar system, crashing into one another with unimaginable force. Alexander bequeathed his power, legend has it, “to the strongest, ” leaving behind a mentally damaged half brother and a posthumously born son as his only heirs.
Alexander the great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss of all, the death of the Macedonian king who had held the empire together. The result was the undoing of a world, formerly united in a single empire, now ripped apart into a nightmare of warring nation-states struggling for domination, the template of our own times.
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire #ad - Each successor could confer legitimacy on whichever general controlled him. At the book’s center is the monarch’s most vigorous defender; Alexander’s former Greek secretary, now transformed into a general himself. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of alexander’s conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire’s collapse remains virtually untold.
He was a man both fascinating and entertaining, like the enthroned ghost of Alexander that gives the book its title, a man full of tricks and connivances, and becomes the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. James romm, brilliant classicist and storyteller, tells the galvanizing saga of the men who followed Alexander and found themselves incapable of preserving his empire.
On the War for Greek Freedom: Selections from The Histories Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, glossary of main characters and places, Historical Epilogue, index of proper names, and maps. Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative.
On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War: Essence of Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War" Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Co. #ad - Newly translated into spare, and situated within a connective narrative framework, vigorous English, Woodruff's selections will be of special interest to instructors in political thoery and Greek civilization. Includes mapes, notes, and a glossary. Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by Paul Woodruff.
Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists.
By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire Ancient Warfare and CivilizationOxford University Press #ad - By the spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. Alexander the great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale.
. A warrior king par excellence, philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, economic prosperity, a centralized monarchy, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, by the spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume.
It was philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, disunited, transforming a weak, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II r.
By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire Ancient Warfare and Civilization #ad - 359-336. Ian worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, which reached its zenith under Alexander, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, only to disintegrate upon his death. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind.
In addition, the book discusses the problems alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world.
The Wars of Alexander the Great: 336-323 BC Guide to...Osprey Publishing #ad - By perfecting the new weapons and tactics developed by his father, Philip II, and combining them with the use of specialist units and advancements in siege warfare, Alexander enabled the Macedonian kingdom to move beyond the restrictions of city-state armies and on to the stage of world conquest. Alexander's conquests are of profound significance.
The age of alexander and his conquest of the Persian or 'Achaemenid' Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world. This book offers a fascinating insight into the achievements of one of the greatest generals ever known.
The Hellenistic World Fontana History of the Ancient WorldFontana Press #ad - Inevitably there were upsets and clashes as indigenous peoples and cultures were absorbed, often unwillingly, into the encroaching wave of hellenism. With extensive use of quotations from original source material, this far-ranging study examines the political events in the hellenistic world from Alexander’s death until its incorporation in the Roman Empire.
Alexander’s family and generals created a new order of monarchies and city-states which was to control most of the territory between the Adriatic Sea and western India for three hundred years. The term ‘hellenistic’ is commonly used to describe this world in which Greek was the lingua franca. Greeks flocked southwards and eastwards to found new settlements or to enlist in mercenary armies in search of their fortunes, confident in their status as members of a new ruling class.
The Hellenistic World Fontana History of the Ancient World #ad - It also describes the different social systems and mores of the peoples under Greek rule, important developments in literature, science and technology and the founding of new religious movements. The vast land empire that Alexander the Great left to his successors was without parallel in Greek history. The author has assimilated all pertinent recent scholarship in the filed, and fashioned an absorbing and highly readable account of a vast and complex society whose ideas and achievements form the bedrock of present-day western civilization.
The Greek Alexander Romance ClassicsPenguin #ad - Mystery surrounds the parentage of Alexander, the prince born to Queen Olympias. Is his father philip, king of macedonia, or Nectanebo, the mysterious sorcerer who seduced the queen by trickery? One thing is certain: the boy is destined to conquer the known world. Including such elements of fantasy as Alexander's ascent to heaven borne by eagles, this literary masterpiece brilliantly evokes a lost age of heroism.
He grows up to fulfil this prophecy, building a mighty empire that spans from Greece and Italy to Africa and Asia. Begun soon after the real alexander's death and expanded in the centuries that followed, The Greek Alexander Myth depicts the life and adventures of one of history's greatest heroes - taming the horse Bucephalus, meeting the Amazons and his quest to defeat the King of Persia.
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A history of greece: 1300‒30 bc, from the late mycenaean age through to the death of Cleopatra VII, offers a comprehensive introduction to the foundational political history of Greece, the last Hellenistic monarch of Egypt.
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. Editorial review:**In the sheer scope, the Roman epoch is unsurpassed in history. Unlike most general histories of the subject, playwrights, philosophers, through the words of orators, historians, but by hearing directly from them, poets, it enables the reader to know the Romans not only from reading about them, and satirists.
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