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Famous for more than two millennia for the amazing deeds that he accomplished in his short life of thirty-two years, King Alexander III of Macedon is the most celebrated figure of classical antiquity. Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods presents, in a year-by-year chronicle, an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who, in less than two decades, created the greatest empire the world had ever seen and acquired a semi-mythic status that persists today.

Among the topics covered are Alexander's family life, including his stormy relationship with his father, King Philip, and the influence of his mother, Queen Olympias; his brilliant leadership, outwitting opponents and inspiring his devoted troops; and his daily life on the march and off duty, whether sharing the hardships of his men or indulging in the renowned bouts of feasting that may have contributed to his early death. Generously illustrated with ancient art from museums around the world, this is an engrossing, accessible biography of a legendary man.

Synopsis:

In a year-by-year chronicle, this book presents an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. 120 color illustrations.

About the Author

Alan Fildes is a historian of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations with particular specialization in the career of Alexander the Great, the Old Kingdom and related pyramid sites, and hieroglyphs. He has lectured extensively, and his published work includes numerous articles and reviews in the Egyptology magazine Nile Offerings. He is a member of the International Association of Egyptologists, the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, and the Egypt Exploration Society. Joann Fletcher, Ph.D., is Honorary Research Fellow at York University and consultant Egyptologist at Harrogate Museums and Arts. Her research on Alexander the Great and his Egyptian successors has led her to investigate many of the Greek and Egyptian sites relating to Alexander and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Among her publications are Ancient Egypt: Life, Myth and Art and Egypt's Sun King. She also contributes articles on archaeology to The Guardian newspaper and to the BBC History web site.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892367832
Author:
Fildes, Alan
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Fletcher, Joann
Author:
null, Joann
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient History | Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient History
Subject:
Alexander
Subject:
Greece - History - Macedonian Expansion, 359-
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.00 x 6.88 in

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