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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The only child from this marriage turned out to be a girl, Europa, born only a few
days before Philip's death (Diod. 17.2.3; cf. Justin 9.7.12; Athenaeus 13.557e).
But Alexander nevertheless feared and resented Attalus, whom Philip had sent ...
Achilles (Justin 11.3.1–2; cf. Diod. 17.4.13). And with speed and diplomacy
Alexander brought the Thebans and Athenians into submission (Diod. 17.4.4–6).
The latter sent ambassadors to Alexander in Boeotia but Demosthenes, who was
Nevertheless, during the battle he was exposed to many dangers and withstood
two blows to his breast-plate and one to his helmet; three other blows were
absorbed by the shield which he had taken from Minerva's temple (Diod. 17.21.2)
Quintus Curtius Rufus. The Persians and the mercenaries who had fled from
Miletus were now in Halicarnassus, a large and well-fortified city in Caria. From
here Memnon sent his wife, Barsine, and his son to Darius (Diod. 17.23.5; cf. Curt
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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
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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