The Treasures Of Alexander The Great

Author: Frank L. Holt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199950962
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The Treasures Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Frank L. Holt. War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world.

Alexander The Great

Author: Thomas R. Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521767482
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Thomas R. Martin. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place.

Art In The Era Of Alexander The Great

Author: Ada Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521769043
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Art In The Era Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Ada Cohen. "Simultaneously historical and thematic, this book studies an important period in Greek art, the late Classical and earely Hellenistic, especially the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their successors. It focuses on the three traditionally "masculine" themes of warfare, hunting, and the abduction of women. All three show a preoccupation with the pictorial celebration of violence and draw analogies among the ideological categories "enemy, " "animal, " and "women." The book explores the ways in which masculine and feminine identities were usually constructed and communicated"--Provided by publisher.

Alexander The Great

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706154
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Hugh Bowden. In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy.

Empire Of Alexander The Great

Author: Debra Skelton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604131624
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Empire Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Debra Skelton. Presents a history of the empire of Alexander the Great, providing an account of his rise to power and early death at the age of thirty-two, and includes details on daily life, religion, art, science, and social structure.

Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction

Author: A. B. Bosworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199252756
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Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction from the Author: A. B. Bosworth. 'For those whose interest in Alexander has been stirred, as well as for students of the period, this collection must become compulsory reading.' -Contemporary ReviewProfessor Bosworth and Dr Baynham have collected together ten contributions by leading experts in the field of Alexander studies which represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. The contributions cover subjects of central importance, such as imperial ideology, conspiracy and its political manipulation, and panhellenism. The essays address issues of historiography and historical interpretation, and advance challenging new hypotheses.

Alexander The Great

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866444
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Ian Worthington. Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at risk? Ian Worthington delves into Alexander's successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish.

Alexander The Great And The Logistics Of The Macedonian Army

Author: Donald W. Engels
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520042728
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Alexander The Great And The Logistics Of The Macedonian Army from the Author: Donald W. Engels. The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Engels uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. Careful analysis of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him. The chief merit of this splendid book is the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army--New York Review of Books.

Alexander The Great In His World

Author: Carol G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 063123246X
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Alexander The Great In His World from the Author: Carol G. Thomas. Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity. In this book, Carol G. Thomas places this powerful figure within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career. The book begins with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander′s life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander′s engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors – especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia′s relationship with neighboring states – contributed to his achievement. What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.

Alexander The Great

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518721
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Michael Burgan. Biography of Alexander the Great, king and general, who by his death at age 32 had conquered much of the known world.