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

Memory as history

the legacy of Alexander in Asia
Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray,Daniel T. Potts
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 263
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Contributed papers presented at a conference organised in February-March, 2006 in New Delhi.

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker

Biography and Antiquarian Literature : Iva : Biography : Fascicle 3 : Hermippos of Smyrna
Author: Felix Jacoby
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004110946
Category: History
Page: 392
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The present study (edition, translation and commentary) of the fragments expressing interest oin the lives of wise men, philosophers, poets and politicians shed light on the various antecedents of Greek biographical writing in the fifth and forth centuries B.C.

2000 Jahre Varusschlacht

Geschichte - Archäologie - Legenden
Author: Ernst Baltrusch,Morten Hegewisch,Michael Meyer,Uwe Puschner,Christian Wendt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110282518
Category: History
Page: 452
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On the occasion of the 2000-year anniversary of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, archeologists, historians, and art historians assembled at the Freie Universität of Berlin for a special lecture series. This volume documents this interdisciplinary conference and presents an exemplary range of different research perspectives for exploring this battle, including its context and legacy.

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.

Art & Culture Under the Ku騭錫騨as

Author: Suman Mathur
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 138
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The Present Work Surveys In An Elaborate Form, The Political, Social, Religious Conditions As Well As The Development Of Art And Architecture. It Also Provides An Interesting Study Of The Traditions And Heritage Of The Region As Well As The Elements Of The Religious Faiths And Beliefs That Prevailed In The Region. The Author Has Discussed In Detail Various Aspects Of Art And Culture Of The Time And Has Made Here An Important Contribution In The Field Which Had Not Been Fully Explored.