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Alexander the Great : Man and God
Alexander the Great Man and God
Author: Ian Worthington
  • New material in the paperback on the army and Alexander’s treatment of exiles
  • Huge interest in Alexander driven by Oliver Stone/Colin Farrell motion picture
  • Accessibly written for general reader, not scholar
  • New portrait of the single most important figure of the ancient world – reveals the real Alexand...  more »
  • Fascinating account of a massively colourful if ultimately destructive life
  • Provides new interpretations of the question of Alexander’s corruption and paranoia
  • Fully illustrated - brings alive the age as well as the man
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 ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish. Ian Worthington is Professor of History, University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of many books on ancient Greek history including Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action and Demosthenes (Routledge).
ISBN-13: 9781405801621
ISBN-10: 140580162X
Publication Date: 9/29/2004
Pages: 388

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Publisher: Longman
Book Type: Paperback
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