- Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
- Format: Hardback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 16mm | 281g
- Publication date: 30 November 2004
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0415319315
- ISBN 13: 9780415319317
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: 12 black & white illustrations, 11 black & white line drawings
Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes: an examination of the written and other sources and the problems of working with them discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence an outline of the Macedonian background insight into Alexander's education and ideas exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements a study of his influence in antiquity.
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Richard Stoneman is Senior Editor at Routledge and the author of several books on Greek History and Culture.
Table of contents
Preface. List of Maps. List of Abbreviations. Chronological Table. Genealogical Table. 1. Introduction: the sources 2. The Macedonian Background 3. The Consolidation 4. The War in Asia Minor 5. Son of Ammon 6. The Conquest of Persia 7. The Expedition of India 8. Alexander in Babylon 9. Conclusion Bibliography. Index.