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Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life (Hardback)

Thomas R. Martin, Christopher W. Blackwell

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012
ISBN 10: 0521767482 / ISBN 13: 9780521767484
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Titre : Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new mixed nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander Great according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521767484

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Synopsis : Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new 'mixed' nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity.

Critique: '? well edited ? the authors have told an interesting tale and one whose argument provides an interesting foil to the bulk of contemporary Alexander scholarship.' David W. Madsen, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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