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Alexander the Great: Themes and Issues. by Edward M. Anson

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Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign. What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? How did he administer his conquests? Did he actually set the world in a new groove' as has been claimed by some scholars? Each of the key themes, arranged as chapters, will be pr ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2013)
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Marcus Pailing
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Should really get four stars, because the essays contained in the book are very good, and bring a lot of recent scholarship together relating to the various themes explored.

However, it is *appallingly* edited - or not edited at all - and that really detracted from the excellence of the book. Incomplete sentences, poor sentence structure and bizarre punctuation, all made it quite difficult to read at times. Oh, and a couple of egregious factual errors, which someone of Anson's standing ought not
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