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    DescriptionAt eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and further west, among the Greek cities of the Asiatic seaboard. The fruit of a lifetime's scholarship and meticulous research, this is an outstanding biography of one of the most remarkable rulers in history. 'A hugely impressive portrait of a towering but enigmatic figure' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph 'A revealing, often enthralling search ...[a] restless, exhilarating book' Observer 'Fascinating ...blends all the pleasures of Hollywood epic with those of a subtle and deeply intriguing detective tale' Tom Holland, author of Rubicon 'Alexander the Great provides an endless fount both of amazement and of speculation. This gripping book examines the legends as well as the life. Most interestingly, it invites the reader to participate in the difficult task of separating the fact from the fiction' Norman Davies


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    Title
    Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    The Truth Behind the Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Cartledge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447237198
    ISBN 10: 1447237196
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS039000
    DC23: 938.07092
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    29 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History at the University of Cambridge, has written and edited many articles and books, including Spartan Reflections, Hellenistic and Roman Sparta and The Spartans, published by Macmillan. He has acted as academic consultant on The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization for the BBC and The Spartans for Channel 4.
    Review quote
    'A more deserving subject for a biography it is hard to imagine...This is a hugely impressive portrait of a towering but enigmatic figure.' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph 'A revealing, often enthralling search ... [a] restless, exhilarating book' Observer 'Paul Cartledge is one of those rare scholars who can convey the excitement of both a soaring historical narrative and the careful sifting of sources on which history depends. His fascinating new book blends all the pleasures of Hollywood epic with those of a subtle and deeply intriguing detective tale' Tom Holland 'Paul Cartledge gives us a cool, modern portrait of an ancient sacred monster who never knew when to stop, and never did, until the day he died.' Frederic Raphael 'Alexander the Great provides an endless fount both of amazement and of speculation. This gripping book examines the legends as well as the life. Most interestingly, it invites the reader to participate in the difficult task of separating the fact from the fiction.' Norman Davies