Viewing Entry - Alexander the Great (S14471) by Cartledge, Paul.
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Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new past
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Biography, History. Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C. Generals -- Greece -- Biography. Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography. Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.
Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 B.C.), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.