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    DescriptionAlexander 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 inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander's life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander's engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors - especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia's relationship with neighboring states - contributed to his achievement. What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great in His World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol G. Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631232469
    ISBN 10: 063123246X
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    LC classification: DF234 .T47 2007
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, DSBB, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    28 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Carol G. Thomas is Professor of Greek History at the University of Washington. She is the author of many books on Ancient Greece including The Trojan War (2005), Finding People in Early Greece (2005), and Earliest Civilizations: Ancient Greece and the Near East, 3000-200BC (1982).
    Review quote
    "Every generation, and virtually every scholar has given the world a different Alexander - each one the product of the writer's time and cultural conditioning. This book places Alexander squarely in the only meaningful context, his own geographical and mental world." Waldemar Heckel, University of Calgary "Would serve well as one of several works offered to an undergraduate class ... The work is well written and clearly presented." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Will provide a basic introduction to her subject which some teachers and students may find helpful." Journal of Classics Teaching "An engaging and persuasive book, which offers a new perspective ... .It will maintain the interest of specialists ... yet remain accessible to the general reader." Canadian Journal of History
    Back cover copy
    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 inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander's life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander's engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors - especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia's relationship with neighboring states - contributed to his achievement. What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures. List of Maps. Preface. Introduction. 1. Basic Facts, Generally Uncontested, of Alexander's Life. 2. Being Macedonian. 3. Being an Argead. 4. Being a Neighbor of Greece. 5. Surviving by Might. 6. Meeting the Distant Threat. 7. Reconstructing Alexander. Bibliography. Index.