Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As Told By His Original Biographers

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9780142001400: Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As Told By His Original Biographers

Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great was worshiped as a god during his lifetime, and his legend has only grown since. Inheriting his father's empire at the age of twenty, Alexander resolved to expand it, and by the time of his death at thirty-two, his empire streched from Greece to India, spanning three continents and encompassing two million square miles. Comprising selections from the writings of Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, this definitive biography of the greatest conqueror in history features an introduction on Alexander's enduring legacy by acclaimed British television personality and Princeton University Professor Michael Wood.

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About the Author:

Tania Gergel is a lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy at Kings College London where her research spans Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Medecine, and Psychology. She co-translated The Greek Sophists for Penguin Classics.

Michael Wood is a highly respected author and TV presenter with over eighty documentary films to his name, most recently the acclaimed In Search of Myths and Heroes.

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