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Alexander The Great

Author : Jane Bingham
ISBN : 0794508693
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the life and military leadership of the famous Macedonian general and king.

Alexander The Great

Author : Thomas R. Martin
ISBN : 9781139576536
Genre : History
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Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new 'mixed' nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity.

Alexander The Great

Author : Andrew Langley
ISBN : 0199101965
Genre : Generals
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Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia who conquered and united the known world of his time.

Conquering Asia

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1986130169
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*Includes paintings and busts depicting important people, places, and events. *Discusses both common legends and little known facts about the lives of Alexander and Genghis Khan. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "There is nothing impossible to him that will but try" - Alexander "Conquering the world from horseback is easy. It is dismounting and governing that is hard." - Genghis Khan Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity's first great conqueror. Leaders of the 20th century hoped to rival Napoleon's accomplishments, while Napoleon aimed to emulate the accomplishments of Julius Caesar. But Caesar himself found inspiration in Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.), the Macedonian King who managed to stretch an empire from Greece to the Himalayas in Asia at just 30 years old. It took less than 15 years for Alexander to conquer much of the known world. As fate would have it, Alexander died of still unknown causes at the height of his conquests, when he was still in his early 30s. Although his empire was quickly divided, his legacy only grew, and Alexander became the stuff of legends even in his own time. Alexander was responsible for establishing 20 cities in his name across the world, most notably Alexandria in Egypt, and he was directly responsible for spreading Ancient Greek culture as far east as modern day India and other parts of Asia. For the ancient world, Alexander became the emblem of military greatness and accomplishment; it was reported that many of Rome's greatest leaders, including Pompey the Great, Augustus, and Caesar himself all visited Alexander's tomb in Alexandria, a mecca of sorts for antiquity's other leaders. In a world fascinated by men like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan is one of history's greatest and most famous conquerors. No man, before or since, has ever started with so little and gone on to achieve so much. From a noble family but raised in poverty that drove him to the brink of starvation, Genghis Khan rose to control the second-largest empire the world has ever known (the largest being, arguably, the British Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries), and easily the largest empire conquered by a single man. And while many empires disintegrate upon the death of an emperor, like Alexander the Great's, Genghis Khan's empire endured and was actually enlarged by his successors, who went on to establish dynasties that in some cases lasted for centuries. Though history is usually written by the victors, the lack of a particularly strong writing tradition from the Mongols ensured that history was largely written by those who Genghis Khan vanquished. Because of this, Genghis Khan's portrayal in the West and the Middle East has been extraordinarily (and in many ways unfairly) negative for centuries, at least until recent revisions to the historical record. He was far more complex than the mere brute that his negative portrayals indicate, and though there is a slew of graves and depopulated regions to testify to the fact that he was not a gentle man, it would be simplistic and wrong to describe him merely as a madman bent on destruction for destruction's sake. Conquering Asia chronicles the amazing lives of the two famous conquerors, examining their conquests and discussing the legends and myths surrounding them. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan like you never have before.

Alexander The Great

Author : Waldemar Heckel
ISBN : 9781444360158
Genre : History
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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

The Life Of Alexander The Great

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 9781588363473
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Explorers Of Antiquity

Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN : 9781622750276
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Crossing geographic and cultural boundaries at a time when much of the world remained uncharted was a challenge faced by ancient explorers. Long before the Golden Age of Exploration, an assortment of travellers ventured into the unknown, uncovering untapped riches of land and resources in the process. Readers will become familiar with the lives and journeys of these early explorers, whose number included dauntless leaders—Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan—who sought to establish vast empires and enterprising merchants such as Marco Polo.

Alexander The Great

Author : Lewis Vance Cummings
ISBN : 0802141498
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a vivid, readable biography of a brilliant, often contradictory leader, from his youth in Macedonia as the son of King Philip and Queen Olympia, his education by Aristotle, his military conquests, and his influence on the ancient world. Reprint.

Art In The Era Of Alexander The Great

Author : Ada Cohen
ISBN : 9780521769044
Genre : Architecture
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"Simultaneously historical and thematic, this book studies an important period in Greek art, the late Classical and earely Hellenistic, especially the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their successors. It focuses on the three traditionally "masculine" themes of warfare, hunting, and the abduction of women. All three show a preoccupation with the pictorial celebration of violence and draw analogies among the ideological categories "enemy, " "animal, " and "women." The book explores the ways in which masculine and feminine identities were usually constructed and communicated"--Provided by publisher.

The Lion Of Macedonia

Author : John McLeod
ISBN : 9781453550205
Genre : History
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Alexander the Great is a household name, yet the majority of people know little more than the odd anecdote about him. The Lion of Macedonia addresses the least known part of his life, his childhood and adolescence. By combining the few known facts and legends with aspects of daily life in the ancient world, the author portrays a believable account of Alexander's upbringing. Although fictional, it is thoroughly researched and shows how the development of Alexander's character was influenced by the people and events around him. It reflects the morals and values of those times without being unduly graphic, and includes religious rituals and pitched battles, political intrigue, Alexander's sexuality, his relationship with his parents, and encounters with such equally famous figures as Aristotle and Isocrates. It could have happened this way.

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