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The history of Alexander

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Early works to 1800,
    • Generals -- Greece -- Biography,
    • Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C,
    • Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementQuintus Curtius Rufus ; translated by John Yardley ; with an introduction and notes by Waldemar Heckel.
      GenreEarly works to 1800.
      SeriesPenguin classics
      ContributionsYardley, John, 1942-, Heckel, Waldemar, 1949-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDF234 .C813 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination332 p., [3] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages332
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2994104M
      ISBN 100140444122
      LC Control Number84249760


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Quintus Curtius Rufus wrote a "History of Alexander the Great of Macedon", which has been translated by in his Loeb edition, with the Latin text on facing pages. This edition can be found on the Hathi Trust website, and the following table contains links to the individual chapters in the translation, together with the translator's introduction.

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Arrian: Campaigns of Alexander (Anabasis) COMPLETE AUDIOBOOK 12 HOURS IN ENGLISH - MACEDONIA ΙS A HELLENIC KINGDOM (GREEK), THE PEOPLE ARE HELLENES (GREEKS).

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Alexander the Great ( BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma.

Curtius' History offers a great deal of information 4/5(2). Eschewing a conventional biographical focus, this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander’s short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander’s Macedonian background.

An inspiring inheritance: BC: Alexander is born in Pella, the Macedonian capital, at about the time his father becomes king of Macedonia. Philip II's expansion of the kingdom, an unfolding saga of glory and excitement, is Alexander's boyhood.

At an early age he proves himself well equipped to share in these military adventures. Alexander's Early Years. Alexander was a prince born in BCE (before the Common Era). His dad, King Philip II, ruled a land called Macedonia, which was. Alexander is a epic historical drama film based on the life of Alexander the Great.

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Curtius’ History offers a great deal of information unobtainable 4/5(2). Alexander Bevilacqua, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe (ca. to ).

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1 photographic print: color. | Photo of one part of a six-part mural on the history of the book; after conservation of the mural. Depicts a monk illustrating a manuscript, with two monks in. Diodorus of Sicily Alexander on the Alexander sarcophagus.

The oldest surviving Greek source on the conquests of Alexander is book seventeen of the Library of World History by the Sicilian author Diodorus, who was active between 65/60 and 35/30 BCE and worked in both Alexandria and Rome.

Diodorus' Library consisted of forty books, of which and survive. DUEL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AARON BURR AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, by Thomas Fleming, Basic Books, pages, $ THAT Aaron Burr shot and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel of honor on Jis a well-known : Historynet Staff.

1-Sentence-Summary: Alexander The Great is one of the latest, most updated, and contemporary books on the life of the ancient, Macedonian king, who would extend his empire from a little slide of land in Greece through Persia, Egypt, all the way to India, forming the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen.

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Alexander the Great was already a historical figure and "larger than life" character by the time Arrian wrote his CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER. More than years had passed since Alexander's death and, while there was doubtless plenty of popular lore about him, there also was a considerable mass of written source material in by:   The Alexander family of Scotland, Ireland, and America, the Austin family of Wales and America, the Arnold family of England and America: a brief history by Arnold, Frances Austin, b.

cnPages: The Alexander Technilque: The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander, The Use of the Self and The Autohorized Summaries of F. Matthias Alexander's Four Books (see below) are all good places to start. The Alexander Technique: The Essential Writings of F.

Matthias Alexander edited by Edward Maisel Paperback/Published Alexander the Great and the Macedonian cavalry crossing river Granicus Artwork by Peter Connolly The Macedonians defeated the Persians and put them to flight and although the Greeks held their ground and fiercely fought, the battle ended in Macedonian victory.

Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past by Paul Cartledge pp, Macmillan, £ Alexander the Conqueror by Laura Foreman pp, Da Capo, £ Alexander: Virtues of War by Stephen Author: Rory Stewart.

Alexander the Great served as king of Macedonia from to B.C. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. " Guildford: A Short History. Author:Alexander, Matthew. Book Binding:Paperback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.

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[Egyptian hieroglyphics mural in Evolution of the Book series, by John W. Alexander. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Summary Photo of one part of a six-part mural on the history of the book; after conservation of the mural.

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It is the oldest surviving Greek source (1st century BC). by others to have been Alexander's brother. [Anderson's 'History of the Frasers,' p; and MS.

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