Alexander the Great: Historical Texts in Translation

Alexander the Great: Historical Texts in Translation

Alexander the Great Historical Texts in Translation This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander from his family background

  • Title: Alexander the Great: Historical Texts in Translation
  • Author: Waldemar Heckel
  • ISBN: 9780631228219
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy Includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers A general introductThis source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy Includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers A general introduction and introductions to each chapter set the sources in context Also includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander s expedition.

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    This concordance to primary sources about Alexander is invaluable. It's split into 13 main topics which you'll find in the contents page - and then gives you all the relevant sources pertaining to that particular topic which when you are looking for something specific means you don't have to wade through your Arrian, Plutarch, Rufus etc as it's all in one place. Has saved me a tremendous amount of time!There's some obscure stuff in here too such as his warrior princess sister Cynara, all the wom [...]

    Really interesting compilation of primary source material that includes contextual commentary, as well as a description of the sources themselves, their weaknesses and strengths. Definitive work on Alexander the Great's life.

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