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Alexander the Great and his time.

Agnes Forbes Blackadder Savill

Alexander the Great and his time.

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Published by Citadel Press in New York .
Written in English

  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. xv-xviii.

    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 300 p. illus., fold. map.
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16425547M

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Alexander the Great and His Time book. Read 40 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. He was educated by Aristotle, king of Macedon, and /5.

out of 5 stars Alexander the Great and his time. Reviewed in the United States on Febru Verified Purchase. I like this book because it is the most informative about the history of Macedonia and their King Alexander the Great, which he was not greek. Agnes Savill got it right/5(16).

Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds who before his death established a powerful, immense empire.

Alexander the Great's conquests freed the West from the menace of Persian rule and spread Greek civilization and culture into Asia and Egypt. His vast empire stretched east into India.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. In spring he was back in Susa, capital of Elam and administrative centre of the Persian empire; the story of his journey.

Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Another book that looks at the complexities of Alexander and the totality of his humanity, from warrior to deep thinker.

Lane Fox, R. Alexander the Great. London: Penguin. This is written in a more novel style, very much like Freeman's later work. Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity.

In this book, Carol G. Thomas places this powerful figure within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career. The book begins with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its.

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Two contemporary experts, however, might have finally solved that age-old riddle. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume.

Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death.

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Alexander the Great and His Time audiobook, by Agnes Savill Alexander the Great, the king of Macedonia, was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world.

Conqueror of the Persian Empire, this military genius greatly influenced the spread of Hellenism and is. The Time for Alexander Series. likes. A time-travel journalist kidnapped by Alexander the Great and stranded in BC is in for the adventure of a lifetime.

Alexander the Great served as king of Macedonia from to B.C. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. Alexander the Great and His Time (Book) Book Details. Title. Alexander the Great and His Time.

Author. Savill, Agnes. Publisher. Barrie and Rockliff. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small.

One of the best books on Alexander, is Peter Green, Alexander of Macedon. (secondary source) A researcher on Alexander the Great can not but read from his primary sources the so-called Vulgate. Diodorus Quintus Curtius Justin's Trogus Epitome Also.

World History Surrounding Alexander the Great Alexander’s legacy was quickly made, briefly lived, and has lasted to this day. Born in B.C. and dying 32 years later, he only reigned for 13 years – the vast majority of which he spent outside of his home state of Macedon.

His legendary conquest of nearly the entire known world resulted in. In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy 5/5(2). The mysterious location of the tomb of Alexander the Great might finally have been confirmed.

Alexander the Great was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from – BC and after conquering the Greek city-states he rolled over Persia founding an empire with 70 cities across three continents covering an estimated two million square miles. I’ll be quoting from b chapter 8, paragraphs 4 and 5.

Josephus tells of when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem, during his conquests of the Middle East, around BC.

The high priest in Jerusalem, knowing that Alexander had recently destroyed Tyre and Gaza, poured out his heart to God for divine protection. Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed.

With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests,his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence. He now longed to reach home to see his mother's face and bid her his last adieu. The legend of this painting, "Alexander cutting the Gordian Knot," is that in B.C.

at Gordium, Phrygia, Alexander the Great, unable to untie the knot, sliced it with his sword. Jean-Simon. The Great Warrior. Almost all of Alexander's time as king was spent at war.

It took him about three years to gain total control over his homeland of Macedonia and the land to the south, Greece. There are numerous surviving ancient Greek and Latin sources on Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, as well as some Asian five main surviving accounts are by Arrian, Plutarch, Diodorus Siculus, Quintus Curtius Rufus, and Justin.

In addition to these five main sources, there is the Metz Epitome, an anonymous late Latin work that narrates Alexander's campaigns from Hyrcania to India.

Doherty introduces Alexander in The Death of a God, as a "ruthless, ambitious, self-centred prig", sketches his "deep superstition and downright cynicism" and Author: Rory Stewart. In many ways, Alexander was far ahead of his time.

1) Freedom of Religion - Alexander was amongst the first rulers of the ancient world to allow his subjects freedom to worship as they wished that's one of the reasons that Egypt gladly joined h. 1-Sentence-Summary: Alexander The Great is one of the latest, most updated, and contemporary books on the life of the ancient, Macedonian king, who would extend his empire from a little slide of land in Greece through Persia, Egypt, all the way to India, forming the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen.

Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author. Ultimately, however, the book argues that the dominant factor in his success was Alexander himself, and that it was his own characteristics as a strategist that allowed him to overcome the complexities of strategy and achieve his expansive goals.

This book will be of great interest to students of Strategic Studies, Military History and Ancient. Alexander the Great's last will and testament may have been found 'hiding in plain sight' 2, years after his death. London-based expert unearthed the his dying wishes in an ancient text. Alexander the Great Written by Shelly on August 21st, Book Rating: 3/5; I read this on the recommendation of a friend who shares my passion for history, but has far more time for reading than I do.

It was too slow paced for my taste, with poor descriptions of people, places and events. When Alexander the Great died in Babylon in B.C., his body didn’t begin to show signs of decomposition for a full six days, according to historical accounts. To the ancient Greeks, this Author: Sarah Pruitt.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT was characterized by these qualities in a very remarkable degree. He was fi nely formed in person, and very prepossessing in his manners.

He was active, athletic, and full of ardor and enthusiasm in all that he did. At the same time, he was calm, collected, and considerate in emergencies requiring caution, and thoughtful andFile Size: KB. The invasion of the Persian empire that Phillip had long hoped for would fall to his son and successor Alexander.

Alexander the Great was more than just the most successful military conqueror of ancient times. He began his rule at the age of 20 and was not quite 33 years old when he died in Babylon under mysterious circumstances.

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon, was the king of Macedonia from to B.C. He was the conqueror of the Persian Empire and is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. Born as the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, he spent his early years observing the administration of his father.

He became king of Macedonia at age 20 but no kingdom could contain the ambition of Alexander the Great. Commanding the best-trained fighting force in the world, he conquered the great cities of Greece. Then he led his armies into the Persian Empire, embarking on the greatest military adventure of all time.

Alexander the Great and His Time Written by: Agnes Savill | Narrated by: Nadia May Immerse yourself in ancient times to learn about the life and legacy of Alexander the Great, one of history’s most tenacious leaders, in this “top-quality” listen that makes for “a pleasure of audio history” (AudioFile).Author: Agnes Savill.

Alexander the Great and his time by Savill, Agnes (Agnes Forbes Blackadder), b. Publication date Topics Alexander, the Great, B.C Publisher New York: Dorset Press Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow.

Books for People with Print :   Alexander spent nearly all his adult life away from his homeland, and he and his men helped spread the Greek language throughout western Asia, where it would become the lingua franca of the ancient world.

Within a short time after Alexander’s death in Baghdad, his empire began to fracture. Alexander the Great was the son of a Macedonian general named Philip.

one of the foremost philosophers * of his time. He studied literature and learned to play the lyre. * He was fearless and strong as a young man. When he was 12 years old he saw a fine horse he wanted. He offered a wager to his father. If Alexander was able to ride the.

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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by.

War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth violently through the sacking of cities and the selling of survivors into slavery. One of the most notable examples occurred in the late fourth century BC, when Alexander the Great of Macedonia conquered the Persian Empire.

For all of its savagery, this invasion has often been heralded as a positive economic Author: Frank L. Holt. “Anson proves that it is still possible to write an original book about so seemingly hackneyed a topic as Alexander the Great.

As his book's subtitle, Themes and Issues, indicates, this is not a biography, but an analysis of Alexander's reign through discussion of the principal topics in contemporary Alexander scholarship.This book collects together ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies that represent the most advanced scholarship in this area.

They span the gamut between historical reconstruction and historiographical research and, viewed as a whole, represent a wide spectrum of methodology. This first English collection of essays on Alexander the Great of Macedon includes a.