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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.

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About the Introducer

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has written extensively on both ancient Greek and military history; his ?fteen books include The Western Way of War and Between War and Peace. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno.

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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.

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About the Introducer

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has written extensively on both ancient Greek and military history; his ?fteen books include The Western Way of War and Between War and Peace. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588363473
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Historical - General
Translator:
Dryden, John
Introduction:
Hanson, Victor
Editor:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
Dryden, John
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Military
Subject:
History-Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Historical - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
History : Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
Classics-Greek
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Classics-Greek and Roman
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
72

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Military
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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"Synopsis" by , About the Introducer

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has written extensively on both ancient Greek and military history; his ?fteen books include The Western Way of War and Between War and Peace. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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