Alexander the Great: Themes and Issues by Edward M. Anson

By Edward M. Anson

Alexander the Great's existence and profession are right here tested during the significant matters surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final goals? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he truly set the area in 'a new groove' as has been claimed by way of a few students? And used to be his demise ordinary or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all of the key issues, prepared as chapters, might be provided in nearly chronological order in order that readers unexpected with the lifetime of Alexander can be capable of stick to the narrative. the topics are tied to the main controversies and questions surrounding Alexander's profession and legacy. every one bankruptcy contains a dialogue of the main educational positions on every one factor, and contains a complete and up to date bibliography and an overview of the old proof. All resource fabric is in translation. Designed to deliver new readability to the contentious background of Alexander the good, this is often a great advent to 1 of history's such a lot arguable figures.

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