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The Genius of Alexander the Great

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The Genius of Alexander the Great by N.G.L. Hammond
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By the time of his death in 323 B.C., Alexander III of Macedonia had built an empire that stretched from the eastern Mediterranean coast through Asia Minor and into the Indus valley. Even before his sudden death, Alexander had achieved mythical status throughout his kingdom, and in the centuries that followed his life became the subject of countless chronicles and biographies. N. G. L. Hammond, the foremost expert on ancient Macedonian history, here presents a new account of Alexander's fabled career. Based on a thorough analysis of the ancient sources and enriched by a lifetime of research, Hammond's narrative pronounces the Macedonian conqueror a man truly deserving of the title Alexander the Great. According to Hammond, Alexander was a visionary statesman and general, the force behind a kingdom which rose above racism and nationalism to enjoy peace and prosperity. His intellect and charismatic personality, which earned him the respect, admiration, and devotion of his subjects, also help explain Alexander's endurance as a source of fascination into the present day.

Author Biography

The late N. G. L. Hammond taught Greek at Bristol University and Clare College, Cambridge University. His many books include "Alexander the Great: King, Commander, and Statesman" and the three-volume "A History of Macedonia."
Release date NZ
August 30th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
The University of North Carolina Press
Pages
248
Dimensions
156x235x17
ISBN-13
9780807847442
Product ID
8388749

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