Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life (BOK)

Christopher W. Blackwell, Thomas R. Martin

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Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new 'mixed' nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Christopher W. Blackwell, Thomas R. Martin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521148443
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 350 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Biography: historical, political & military, Classical history / classical civilisation

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