Alexander At The World's End

Alexander At The World's End

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When his father dies, and he is reduced at a stroke from prosperity to penury, Euxenus decides to leave Athens and seek his fortune elsewhere. As a philosopher and intellectual of some note, he has no difficulty getting a job as tutor to a young prince in the wealthy but utterly provincial court of King Philip of Macedon. The young prince is called Alexander, and the rest is history. Or is it? Alexander conquered Greece, Egypt and the Persian Empire in the course of eight years, amassing a huge army along the way, and leaving behind him the foundations of countless new cities named after him. He proclaimed himself a deity, and died at the age of 33. In ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END, Tom Holt tells the story of two remarkable men, one of whom conquered empires and one of whom struggled to overcome the drainage problems of a small village. It is a story of two men whose paths crossed only briefly, but whose encounter changed both their lives for ever. And it is a story which throws an extraordinary new light on the man who became Alexander the Great.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • 0748113584
  • 9780748113583

About Tom Holt

Tom Holt is the author of comic fantasy classics such as WHO'S AFRAID OF BEOWULF?, WISH YOU WERE HERE and ONLY HUMAN, and historical fiction including THE WALLED ORCHARD and OLYMPIAD.
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