Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography (Hellenistic Culture and Society Book 11)

By: Green, Peter

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Reprint. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. xxxvii, 617 pp. 8vo. Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent interest in the brotherhood of man, sometimes as a brute interest in the exercise of power. Green, a Cambridge-trained classicist who is also a novelist, portrays Alexander as both a complex personality and a single-minded general, a man capable of such diverse expediencies as patricide or the massacre of civilians. Green describes his Alexander as not only the most brilliant (and ambitious) field commander in history, but also supremely indifferent to all those administrative excellences and idealistic yearnings foisted upon him by later generations, especially those who found the conqueror, tout court, a little hard upon their liberal sensibilities.

Title: Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography (Hellenistic Culture and Society Book 11)

Author: Green, Peter

Categories: Political, Military, Biography, Greek, Classical Studies,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0520071654

ISBN Number 13: 9780520071650

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2200328

Keywords: HISTORY ANCIENT HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY ALEXANDER THE GREAT OF MACEDON MACEDONIA MACEDONIAN CLASSICAL STUDIES GREECE GREEK RULER,