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Alexander the Great

Keyne Ashley Cheshire

Alexander the Great

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C,
  • Generals -- Greece -- Biography,
  • Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C,
  • Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-182).

    StatementKeyne Cheshire.
    GenreBiography
    SeriesGreece & Rome, Cambridge learning
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF234 .C47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 189 p. :
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23929650M
    ISBN 100521707099
    ISBN 109780521707091
    LC Control Number2009284596

    His advance eastward was now rapid. He tells us Alexander was "monumentally superstitious", endorses the view that he ran a "reign of terror", reminds us that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" and identifies "distinct tinges of megalomania". After capturing Prince Oxyartes, Alexander married the prince's daughter, Rhoxana. The surprise is that he didn't die sooner. Alexander struggled to capture Sogdia, a region of the Persian Empire that remained loyal to Bessus. He could have saved the glory that was Thebes; instead, he burnt it to the ground and slaughtered its inhabitants.

    He may well have had his father assassinated. His book provides Alexander the Great book definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great—a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. In the Far East, Alexander founded a large number of cities that would contribute to the expansion of Greek culture. Upon hearing of Darius's death, the Macedonian army assumed that the expedition was over and the war won, but Alexander insisted on pushing farther east. And he expands convincingly on the charisma Alexander must have exerted to persuade his troops to follow him against such odds. We like our heroes to be accidental heroes.

    This was useful because modern research has updated some of the book's details. In doing so, Alexander razed the city of Alexander the Great book as an example—though many sympathized with Thebes and only grew to resent Alexander more deeply. Crushing the mountain tribe of the Ouxians, he now pressed on over the Zagros range into Persia proper and, successfully turning the Pass of the Persian Gates, held by the satrap Ariobarzaneshe entered Persepolis and Pasargadae. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. The 'Companionate' or inner circle of the army chose him - its commander-in-chief - in secret, the wider army ran his treason trials and could have their 'justice' swayed by his known desires.


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Alexander the Great by Keyne Ashley Cheshire Download PDF Ebook

Our values are now too diverse for us to agree on who might be "the best of men". Alexander quite consciously aimed to be a hero, imitated other heroes and promoted himself as a hero. After death, his legend only increased.

Campaigns and Conquests As Alexander was nearing the end of his northern campaign, he was delivered the news that Thebes, a Greek city-state, had forced out the Macedonian troops that were garrisoned there.

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Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian empire, and continued Alexander the Great book conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India.

But ancient writers at least had some sense of the temptations that went with being the absolute ruler of a million square miles of Asia and the most successful and wealthy man in the world before you were Back in Persia Alexander dealt with administrative matters, including the replacement of various satraps, or local rulers.

And, of course, because he was a military genius.

Great expectations

Finally there remained India which at the time referred to a small area in western Pakistan, not the country of modern times. But his army encountered resistance in the cities of Miletus, Mylasa and Halicarnassus.

His troops were extremely loyal, believing in him throughout all Alexander the Great book. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with countless more in between.

Alexander moves so fast, destroying so much evidence behind him, that you can really build your own biography from these pages. He also quashed rebellions for independence in northern Greece. Laura Foreman's Alexander the Conqueror is a good example Alexander the Great book popular history.

As it became clear Alexander would win the Battle of Issus, Darius fled with what remained of his troops, leaving his wife and family behind. For a long time his mind Alexander the Great book dwelt on ideas of godhead. Alexander Kills Cleitus In B. The result was one of Alexander's greatest military achievements, but the battle was difficult, particularly because the Macedonian army had had to face a frightful experience in fighting elephants.

He founded two cities there, Alexandria Nicaea to celebrate his victory and Bucephala named after his horse Bucephaluswhich died there ; and Porus became his ally.

Are there other interpretations to be drawn from this restless, exhilarating book? The other Greek states were cowed by this severity, and Alexander could afford to treat Athens leniently.Jan 01,  · I’ll be quoting from book 11, chapter 8, paragraphs 4 and 5.

Josephus tells of when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem, during his conquests of the Middle East, around BC. The high priest in Jerusalem, knowing that Alexander had recently destroyed Tyre and Gaza, poured out his heart to God for divine protection. May 25,  · Alexander the Great [Demi] on 42comusa.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Born a prince of Macedonia in BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire/5(58).

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Tala Davidson.Oct 31,  · Pdf truly enjoyable read. This book is highly pdf, well written, and mindful of the average reader's level of familiarity with the subject, I'd recommend this for anyone with a general interest in the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, but would suggest further reading if /5().Mar 30,  · Stoneman traces Alexander’s influence in ancient literature and folklore and in later download pdf of east and west.

His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great—a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas.Jan 01,  · I’ll be quoting from book ebook, chapter ebook, paragraphs 4 and 5.

Josephus tells of when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem, during his conquests of the Middle East, around BC. The high priest in Jerusalem, knowing that Alexander had recently destroyed Tyre and Gaza, poured out his heart to God for divine protection.