By Ian Worthington
Along with his remarkable conquests from Greece within the west to India within the East, Alexander the nice used to be the kind of guy that legends are made up of; therein lies the matter for these learning him. Ought we to simply accept identical to a rushing king having fun with a string of brilliant successes, or undertake a extra cynical review, paying attention to all of the hazards of his reign? within the gentle of the proof at our disposal, does he even need to be known as ''Great''? This interesting new quantity is an imperative advisor for undergraduates to the learn of Alexander the nice, displaying the issues of the traditional resource fabric, and making it transparent that there's no unmarried method of be taken. The 11 thematic chapters comprise a extensive number of the main major released articles approximately Alexander, reading the most parts of discussion and discussion:the assets; Alexander's historical past; Alexander's goals; Alexander and the Greeks; Alexander and Asia; Alexander, India and the ultimate Years; Alexander as common; Alexander and ''The solidarity of Mankind''; Alexander and Deification; Alexander and Conspiracies; Alexander: The 'Great'? The Reader has the virtue of translating a considerable variety of the extra inaccessible basic resources; every one bankruptcy is usually prefaced with a succinct creation to the subject into account.
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Additional resources for Alexander the Great: A Reader
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J. Mette, Lustrum 21 (1978) 18–20. For a sensible and readable appraisal of the principal fragments see L. Pearson, The Lost Histories of Alexander the Great [LHA]. There is also a recent compendium by P. Pédech, Historiens campagnons d’Alexandre (Paris, 1984), which deals extensively with Callisthenes, Onesicritus, Nearchus, Ptolemy, and Aristobulus. 4 FGrH 72 F 15–17, 29. The work is too scantily attested to support any conclusions on its nature or purpose. 5 FGrH 124. The last datable fragments (F 36–7) deal with Gaugamela, late in 331.
24 ALEXANDER’S BACKGROUND 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 6 71111 In this man-centered monarchical system the women of the royal house played little part in public life. They were not present at banquets and drinking parties, though courtesans might be, and their role was usually that of the housewife, making the menfolk’s clothes, grinding corn, and baking bread. They might become influential in court intrigues and in matters of the succession to the throne, especially when they were queen mothers or queen grandmothers; this happened particularly when the heir was an infant.
Alexander the Great: A Reader by Ian Worthington