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    DescriptionPlutarch and Arrian have contributed more than any other ancient authors to our picture of Alexander the Great, but since they wrote four or more centuries after his death the value of what they said depends upon the sources of information on which they themselves drew. In this 1993 book the attempt is made to define and to evaluate those sources in a detailed study, analysing the historians' works section by section and comparing them with other accounts of the same episodes. This volume completes Professor Hammond's study of the five Alexander-historians begun with Three Historians of Alexander the Great (Cambridge University Press, 1983) and lays a basis for work in this area.


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    Title
    Sources for Alexander the Great
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) N. G. L. Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521714716
    ISBN 10: 0521714710
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 938.07092
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC20: 938.07092
    LC classification: DF234.2 .H34 1993
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Abbreviations and select bibliography; Prolegomena; Part I. Plutarch's Sources for the Narrative Passages: 1. Alexander's origin, boyhood and relations with Philip; 2. Balkan campaign, sack of Thebes and landing in Asia; 3. The set battles in Asia; 4. Alexander and Darius; 5. Phoenicia, Egypt, Mesopotamia and Parthia; 6. Conspiracies and Callisthenes; 7. Bactria, India and Carmania; 8. Persia and Babylonia; 9. Attributions and deductions; Part II: 10. Plutarch's reflective passages and Alexander's personality; Part III. Arrian's Sources for the Anabasis Alexandrou: 11. The methodology of Arrian; 12. From Macedonia to the Tanais; 13. From the Tanais to the Indus valley; 14. Advance from Nysa and return to the Hydaspes; 15. From the Hydaspes to Persepolis; 16. The last year of Alexander's life; Part IV: 17. The personality of Arrian and his choice and use of sources; Index.