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Title:
Alexander the Great : son of the gods
Author:
Fildes, Alan.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780892366781

9780892367832
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Joann Fletcher is director of the NILE educational organization, as well as a frequent university lecturer. She divides her time between Egypt and England.

(Bowker Author Biography)