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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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By (author) Brenda Jackson, By (author) Ronald L McDonald, By (author) Unknown, Edited by Tania Gergel, Introduction by Michael Wood

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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 14mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142001406
  • ISBN 13: 9780142001400
  • Sales rank: 1,255,583

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Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great was worshiped as a god during his lifetime, and his legend has only grown since? he remains in the forefront of the public imagination with no fewer than two upcoming major motion pictures devoted to his life. Inheriting his father's empire at the age of twenty, Alexander resolved to expand it, and by the time of his death at thirty- two, his empire covered most of the known world?from Greece to India?encompassing two million square miles. Comprising selections from the writings of Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, this definitive biography of the greatest conqueror in history features an introduction on Alexander's enduring legacy by acclaimed British television personality Michael Wood.

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Tania Gergel is a lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy at Kings College London. She co-translated The Greek Sophists for Penguin Classics.