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By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

ISBN-10: 0631228209

ISBN-13: 9780631228202

This resource ebook offers new translations of crucial historical writings at the existence and legacy of Alexander the nice. offers complete insurance of Alexander, from his relations history to his army conquests, loss of life and legacy. contains immense extracts of texts written via historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.A normal creation and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.Also incorporates a bibliography of recent works, visible assets and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.

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1 That is, the Persian empire established in the middle of the sixth century I. 1a–e. 1(a) Philip’s Marriages Philip married at least seven times, almost always for political reasons. The last marriage, to the Macedonian Cleopatra (whom Arrian calls Eurydice), although it was clearly a love match, created political chaos at the court and played no small part in the estrangement of Philip and Alexander, and, apparently, in the conspiracy to murder the king. For the marriages themselves, see Green (1982), Ogden (1999: 17–29), and Carney (2000a: 51–81); cf.

Marriage of Philip and Olympias. Birth of Alexander the Great (July 20). Aristotle becomes Alexander’s tutor. Alexander defeats the Maedians and founds Alexandroupolis. Battle of Chaeronea. Death of Philip II. Accession of Alexander. Destruction of Thebes. Beginning of the Asiatic campaign. Battle of the Granicus River. Capture of Sardis; Alexander’s sieges of Miletos and Halicarnassus. 333 Alexander undoes the Gordian knot; battle of Issus. Alexander captures the family of Darius III; Parmenion takes Damascus.

Dicaearchus was a student of Aristotle and wrote a work entitled Bios Hellados (“Life of Greece,” which calls to mind Peter Ackroyd’s London: The Biography), but little else is known about him. 2a–d. 2e–j. 3–4 As for Alexander, it was believed that he feared a brother born to his stepmother as a rival for the throne, and that this had occasioned his quarrelling at a banquet, first with Attalus and then with Philip himself, [4] so acrimoniously that Philip lunged at him with sword drawn and was only just prevailed upon not to kill his son by the entreaties of his friends.

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