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Author Worthington, Ian.

Title Alexander the Great : man and god / Ian Worthington
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 364 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction : uncovering the legend -- 2. Alexander's inheritance -- 3. Alexander's boyhood -- 4. King at last -- 5. The very gates of Asia -- 6. A bridge of corpses -- 7. Son of Ra, son of Zeus -- 8. Lord of Asia -- 9. Conquest and conspiracy -- 10. Bactria and Sogdiana -- 11. India -- 12. 'We'll say goodbye in Babylon' -- 13. Death and disorder -- 14. Man and god -- 15. Alexander : the Great -- 16. Philip's ghost
Summary Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at risk?Ian Worthington delves into Alexander's successes and failures, his paranoia, the murde
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Generals -- Greece -- Biography.
Generals.
Kings and rulers.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C
Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Greece.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
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