By Peter Green, Eugene N. Borza
This biography starts now not with one of many universally identified incidents of Alexander's existence, yet with an account of his father, Philip of Macedonia, whose many-territoried empire was once the 1st at the continent of Europe to have an successfully centralized govt and army. What Philip and Macedonia needed to provide, Alexander made his personal, yet Philip and Macedonia additionally made Alexander shape an incredible context for figuring out Alexander himself. but his origins and coaching don't absolutely clarify the fellow. After he was once named hegemon of the Hellenic League, many philosophers got here to congratulate Alexander, yet one was once conspicuous by way of his absence: Diogenes the Cynic, an ascetic who lived in a clay bath. Piqued and curious, Alexander himself visited the thinker, who, while requested if there has been something Alexander may do for him, made the recognized answer, "Don't stand among me and the sun." Alexander's courtiers jeered, yet Alexander silenced them: "If I weren't Alexander, i might be Diogenes." This comment was once as unforeseen in Alexander because it will be in a contemporary leader.
For the final reader, the booklet, redolent with gritty information and entirely conscious of Alexander's darker part, bargains a gripping story of Alexander's occupation. complete backnotes, fourteen maps, and chronological and genealogical tables serve readers with extra really good interests.
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7-8 April: foundation of Alexandria. Alexander returns to Tyre. July- August: Alexander reaches Thapsacus on Euphrates; Darius moves his main forces from Babylon. 18 September: Alexander crosses the Tigris. Darius' final peace-offer rejected. 30 September or 1 October: Battle of Gaugamela. Macedonians advance from Arbela on Babylon, which falls in mid-October. Revolt of Agis defeated at M egalopolis. Early December: Alexander occupies Susa unopposed. 331 /0 Alexander forces Susian Gates. 330 ? January: Alexander reaches and sacks Persepolis.
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