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Alexander the Great Man and God

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ISBN-10: 140580162X

ISBN-13: 9781405801621

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ian Worthington

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He 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 the successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Maps
Alexander's Reign: The Main Events
Map of Macedonia and Greece
Map of Alexander's Empire
Introduction: Uncovering the Legend
Alexander's Inheritance
Alexander's Boyhood
King at Last
The Very Gates of Asia
A Bridge of Corpses
Son of Ra, Son of Zeus
Lord of Asia
Conquest and Conspiracy
Bactria and Sogdiana
'We'll say Goodbye in Babylon'
Death and Disorder
Man and God
Alexander: The Great
Philip's Ghost
Bibliographic Essay