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Alexander The Great

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Peter Green discusses the personality and achievements of Alexander the Great, and continues with the military and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritance.
Published (first published February 1st 2008)
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Alexander the Great - the fascination he holds for us has never dimmed, right from the moment he died through to the 21st century - as I write this in 2014 there is a six-part television series being broadcast, hosted by an Australian, looking for the remains of Alexander's Asian empire. This is the latest in many television documentaries, films, and untold books about the man who has variously been seen as a liberator or a devil, and who was indisputably one of the finest military commanders of ...more
My biography is on Alexander the Great by Peter Green. It's kind of hard to do a book review on this but the book started explaining his father's life. Later it started explaining Alexander's life and then the rest of the book was pretty much on his conquests and not on my essential question on how he spread Greek culture throughout the world so it was a little bit of a struggle just finding little info on it throughout the book.
This book was a kind of old so a lot of the words I didn't really
Shane Kiely
Very Informative in terms of historical fact & good insights into the culture of the Hellenistic era as a whole though not as engaging in narrative terms as Green's Alexander of Macedon which is to be expected in something that is providing an account/analysing a much more diverse subject.
Very dry. Overall, a book I wish I had not purchased. If you are a student of that era, quite probably a resource that comprehensively describes the changes. If you are not, don't expect this to be particularly illuminating.
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