Alexander the Great

The Anabasis and the Indica
Author: Arrian,,Martin Hammond,John Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199587248
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 372
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Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index.

Hellenistic Lives

including Alexander the Great
Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191641200
Category: History
Page: 480
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Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * Flamininus This selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits of their subjects with a wealth of historical information; they constitute a uniquely important source for the period. We see how Greek politics changed as Macedon's power grew, and we learn of the warlords who followed Alexander. Resistance to Macedon is reflected in the Lives of Demosthenes and Aratus, and that of Agis and Cleomenes, two revolutionary kings of Sparta. The volume concludes with the emergence of Rome in Greek affairs, and the life of Flamininus, the Roman general who defeated Philip V of Macedon. Plutarch's elegant style combines anecdote and erudition, humour and psychological insight, consummately translated by Robin Waterfield and introduced by Andrew Erskine. These Lives from the Hellenistic period complement Greek Lives and Roman Lives in Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Thonemann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191076813
Category: History
Page: 144
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The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhône to the Indus. A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both. Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history. The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191016365
Category: History
Page: 144
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Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through. Even in his lifetime his achievements became legendary and in the centuries that following his story was told and retold throughout Europe and the East. Greek became the language of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and much of the Near East, as powerful Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms of their own, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his death. But what do we really know about Alexander? In this Very Short Introduction, Hugh Bowden goes behind the usual historical accounts of Alexander's life and career. Instead, he focuses on the evidence from Alexander's own time — letters from officials in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, records from Egyptian temples — to try and understand how Alexander appeared to those who encountered him. In doing so he also demonstrates the profound influence the legends of his life have had on our historical understanding and the controversy they continue to generate worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Periplus Ponti Euxini
Author: Arrian,Aidan Liddle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853996610
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 139
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Arrian's Peripus Ponti Euxini affords us a unique insight into the cultural and political background of the early second century

Contra arma verbis.

Author: Francisco Pina Polo
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515068543
Category: History
Page: 216
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Die Redekunst vor dem Volk im 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. als Element der politischen Strategie der Politiker sowie die Art und Weise, wie ihre Reden die Bevölkerung Roms erreichten und diese beeinfluáten, sind die Hauptthemen dieses Buches. Die römischen Volksversammlungen (contiones) werden als Schauplatz der politischen Debatte, als Rahmen fuer eine direkte Verbindung mit der Plebs, als Quelle der Popularität eines Redners sowie der politischen Propaganda untersucht. Die römischen Politiker waren darauf bedacht, persönlich in Volksversammlungen aufzutreten, um fuer ein bestimmtes Programm zu werben, politische Pläne zu rechtfertigen, einen Gegner zu verunglimpfen, eine Mobilisierung des Volkes zu fordern, eine öffentliche Meinung zu erzeugen, sich gegen Beschuldigungen zu verteidigen und Geruechte in Umlauf zu setzen oder zu entkräften.


Author: Homer,Johann Heinrich Voss
Publisher: N.A
Page: 694
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Alexander in Babylon

Historischer Roman
Author: Jakob Wassermann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3743709813
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Jakob Wassermann: Alexander in Babylon. Historischer Roman Erstdruck: S. Fischer Verlag Berlin, 1905 Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alexanderschlacht, Mosaik in Pompeji (Ausschnitt), um 150 v. Chr.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Author: Polyainos
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311053746X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 720
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Polyainos schrieb für die römischen Kaiser ein Werk über Stragetika, über strategische Tricks. Er sammelt dazu aus der ganzen antiken Geschichte Beispiele dafür, wie durch den Einsatz von Überredung und Überraschung, von Werbung und Angstmachen, aber auch von List und Tücke Erfolge möglich wurden. So bietet das Werk einen einmaligen Einblick in das antike Denken und zugleich viele hundert strategische Tricks nicht nur von Männern, sondern auch von Frauen – und heute nicht nur für Schiffs-, sondern auch für Wirtschaftskapitäne.