Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire - Ancient Warfare and Civilization (Paperback)Robin Waterfield (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 24 mm
He provides us with a brilliant work of history and humanity, facts within cautionary tales. * John Shosky, The European Legacy *
Review from previous edition Robin Waterfield has produced an excellent introduction...He conveys the drama of the aftermath of Alexander's death with the intensity of a novelist. * Military Times *
A briskly readable march through tumultuous events which continue to reverberate. * Daily Express *
Robin Waterfield's coruscating cultural-political narrative does full and equal justice to all the major dimensions of this extraordinary half-century. * Paul Cartledge, author of Ancient Greece, A History in Eleven Cities *
A gripping and often unsettling account of a formative period of ancient history. As Robin Waterfield points out, it deserves to be far better known than it is -- and now, thanks to the author himself, it is as accessible as it has ever been. * Tom Holland, author of Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West *
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This is a great introduction to the era - loved it. I would have liked much more on political thinking of the times, what is happening in the different poleis but as a starting point this is excellent.
“A great read”
This book is an excellent read. It is a welcome addition to the recent series of books on a period that has often been overlooked until now as it falls between the glamorous exploits of Alexander the Great and the... More
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