Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

By Robin Lane Fox

Difficult, resolute, fearless, Alexander was once a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the serious event of conquest and of the unknown. while he died in 323 BC elderly thirty-two, his sizeable empire comprised greater than million sq. miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements have been unheard of - he had excelled as chief to his males, based eighteen new towns and stamped the face of Greek tradition at the historic East. the parable he created is as powerful at the present time because it used to be within the old global. Robin Lane Fox's terrific account searches throughout the mass of conflicting proof and legend to target Alexander as a guy of his personal time. Combining ancient scholarship and acute mental perception, it brings this mammoth determine vividly to existence.

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