The History of Alexander
Penguin UK, 28/04/2005 - 352 من الصفحات
Alexander the Great (356-323 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 unobtainable from other sources of the time. A compelling narrative of a turbulent era, the work recounts events on a heroic scale, detailing court intrigue, stirring speeches and brutal battles - among them, those of Macedonia's great war with Persia, which was to culminate in Alexander's final triumph over King Darius and the defeat of an ancient and mighty empire. It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess: a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth.
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Quintus Curtius Rufus ... the oldest of which belong to the ninth century A.D.
Unfortunately, the majority of these are of poor quality and the single original (
now lost), from which all known manuscripts of Curtius are descended, was
Quintus Curtius Rufus. young man' (Arrhidaeus was at least thirty – four years old
!) and to have made 'derogatory remarks' (probra) which 'generated more
animosity against himself than disdain for Arrhidaeus' (10.7.5), but we are not told
Quintus Curtius Rufus. belonged to the age of Claudius and Nero. Thus it is quite
possible that the Curtius of this list was active during the reigns of Augustus,
Tiberius, Gaius and Claudius. It is, of course, particularly tempting to identify the ...
Quintus Curtius Rufus. F. THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF CURTIUS' WORK 'The
famous dictum, plura transcribo queam credo (IX 1, 34), is held to typify Curtius'
entire approach to history, and his work is dismissed as an artificial collage of ...
Quintus Curtius Rufus. BOOK. THREE.  Cleander had been sent with money to
hire soldiers in the Peloponnese;1 Alexander meanwhile settled matters in Lycia
and Pamphylia and then moved his army to the city of Celaenae.2 At that ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A thinner Book than the life by Arrian, and more general purpose. The same story as Plutarch and Arrian. But We should have this work for completeness. The original was probably extant by 70 CE. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Taurus454 - LibraryThing
Fantastic translation of a great book. Current day translations have lost much of the rich literature content contained in translations and publications of the past. Must read for any historian or collector. قراءة التقييم بأكمله