Alexander The Great
by Hamilton J
In taking account of recent research and in reassesing the markedly contradictory contemporary sources, J.R. Hamilton present a far less attractive but no less compelling portrait of Alexander than Tarn’s classic study. The discussion ranges from Alexander’s Macedonian background and relations with Philip to his request for deification and his death, and the economic achie...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published June 30th 1974 by University of Pittsburgh Press
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A slim volume, densely written, and dry as the deserts Alexander crossed on certain of his campaigns. I found this book in amongst others saved since undergrad. I didn't read it then, and I am a tad sorry that I held on to it for so long. Alexander is a fascinating subject. Surely there are better treatments available.