Alexander the Great - Life & Times (Hardback)Nigel Cawthorne (author)
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 01/05/2004
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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia lived a life of mythical proportions. He modelled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan and northwest India during his brief life. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilisation to the world. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless in warfare. He never lost a battle. Exhibiting conspicuous personal bravery, two millenia after his death he is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time.
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm
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