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Peter Green


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December 22, 1924

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Peter Morris Green (born 22 December 1924) is a British classical scholar noted for his works on the Greco-Persian Wars, Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age of ancient history, generally regarded as spanning the era from the death of Alexander in 323 BC up to either the date of the Battle of Actium or the death of Augustus in 14 AD. Green's most famous books are Alexander of Macedon, a historical biography first issued in 1970, then in a revised and expanded edition in 1974, which was first published in the United States in 1991; his Alexander to Actium, a general account of the Hellenistic Age, and other works. He is the author of a translation of the Satires of the Roman
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Average rating: 4.0 · 9,146 ratings · 585 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
Alexander of Macedon, 356-3...

4.20 avg rating — 1,784 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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The Greco-Persian Wars

4.11 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1970 — 10 editions
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Alexander to Actium: The Hi...

4.11 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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The Hellenistic Age: A Shor...

3.58 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Alexander the Great

3.52 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1970 — 4 editions
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The Laughter of Aphrodite: ...

3.56 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Ancient Greece: A Concise H...

3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings4 editions
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The Sword of Pleasure

3.71 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1957 — 5 editions
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Classical Bearings: Interpr...

4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Achilles His Armour

3.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1967
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More books by Peter Green…
“There are times when a nation desires a king or a dictator; times of confusion and uncertainty when they go down on their knees to one man and beg him to accept absolute power over them.”
Peter Green, The Sword of Pleasure

“The attitude of city-state Greeks to this sub-Homeric enclave was one of genial and sophisticated contempt. They regarded Macedonians in general as semi-savages, uncouth of speech and dialect, retrograde in their political institutions, negligible as fighters, and habitual oath-breakers, who dressed in bear-pelts and were much given to deep and swinish potations, tempered with regular bouts of assassination and incest. In a more benevolent mood, Athenians would watch the attempts of the Argead court to Hellenize itself with the patronizing indulgence of some blue-blooded duke called upon to entertain a colonial sugar-baron.”
Peter Green, Alexander of Macedon, 356–323 B.C.: A Historical Biography

“Axioms are often cherished long after reason would counsel their abandonment.”
Peter Green, Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.



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