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The Life & Times series tells the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Curie, Dietrich to Wilde. Offering expert, eminently readable texts by distinguished authors, these beautifully designed books feature chronologies, full indices, and striking color photos and illustrations. Together, they form a superb modern library of biography. Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, lived a life of mythical proportions. He modeled himself after Achilles and slept with a copy of the "Iliad annotated by his teacher, Aristotle. During his brief life, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan, and northwest India. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was merciless on the battlefield. Two millennia after his death, he is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time; moreover, by the time he died at the age of 33, he had introduced Greek civilization to the world.

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedon, lived a life of mythical proportions. He modeled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan and northwest India during his brief life. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless on the battlefield. He won every battle he fought, exhibited conspicuous personal bravery and, two millennia after his death, is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilization to the world.This volume also includes narrative captions and historical sidebars provide additional information about the classical world of Alexander the Great. A perfect compliment to the two movies on Alexander the Great.

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Details the life and leadership of the gifted strategist, soldier, and King

Synopsis:

Affordable, well researched, and handsomely designed, the new Life and Times library of biography presents prominent authors profiling famous people and the culture that shaped them. Published in time for Martin Scorsese's production of Alexander the Great, starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Nicole Kidman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341567
Manufactured:
CAWTHORNE, NIGEL
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Author:
Cawthorne, Nigel
Location:
N
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Life&Times
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

Related Subjects

Biography » Royalty
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Greece
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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Product details 176 pages Haus Pub. - English 9781904341567 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedon, lived a life of mythical proportions. He modeled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan and northwest India during his brief life. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless on the battlefield. He won every battle he fought, exhibited conspicuous personal bravery and, two millennia after his death, is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilization to the world.This volume also includes narrative captions and historical sidebars provide additional information about the classical world of Alexander the Great. A perfect compliment to the two movies on Alexander the Great.
"Synopsis" by , Details the life and leadership of the gifted strategist, soldier, and King
"Synopsis" by , Affordable, well researched, and handsomely designed, the new Life and Times library of biography presents prominent authors profiling famous people and the culture that shaped them. Published in time for Martin Scorsese's production of Alexander the Great, starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Nicole Kidman.
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