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Published by Everymans Library .
Written in English


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Everyman Paperback Classics

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Number of Pages154
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Open LibraryOL7592714M
ISBN 100460875140
ISBN 109780460875141

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  His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great—a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter and widely acknowledged as the foremost expert globally on the myths of Alexander. The legends of the great historical leader included in this unique edition are "Palladius, On the Brahmans," a fifth century Greek work relating the conversation between Alexander and the Brahmans' leader; "Alexander's Conversation with Dindimus"; "The Letter to Aristotle on India"; and "Alexander's Journey to Paradise," a twelfth century Latin work/5.   Legends of the Ancient World: The Life and Legacy of Alexander the Great provides an entertaining look at the facts and myths surrounding one of history’s most famous men and conquerors, while exploring the lasting legacy he left on the ancient world and today’s world. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will Author: Charles River Editors.   This is a book where history gets together with modern politics and misrepresents facts to young children. According to the author Alexander the Great was NOT Greek and he lived in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia although all the monuments from his time found in /5(6).

The Legendary Adventures of Alexander the Great is a short novel within the Penguin Epics collection. Essentially these are shortish texts about some of the finest figures in history or mythology and other titles in the series include tales about Aeneas, Beowulf and King Arthur amongst others/5(7). Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Another book that looks at the complexities of Alexander and the totality of his humanity, from warrior to deep thinker. Lane Fox, R. (). Alexander the Great. London: Penguin. This is written in a more novel style, very much like Freeman's later work.   This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From BC to AD , Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the . Richard Stoneman is the world's leading expert on the legends written about Alexander the Great. In this splendid book he has traced those myths across cultures and through time. Stoneman's purpose is not to write another biography of the historical Alexander, but to explore the legends of Alexander written after his death.

  Now an Honorary Fellow in Classics at the University of Exeter, his many books in the field of classical antiquity include Land of Lost Gods (), Palmyra and its Empire (), A Traveller's History of Turkey () and Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend (), which was named by CHOICE mazagine as an Outstanding Academic Title for /5(1).   But the resonance his legend achieved over the next two millennia stretched even farther—across foreign cultures, religious traditions, and distant nations. This engaging and handsomely illustrated book for the first time gathers together hundreds of the c Alexander the Great ( B.C.) precipitated immense historical change in the /5. He was frequently depicted upon ancient coins, and in _The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins_ (Routledge), Karsten Dahmen has reviewed the coins produced from about BCE to CE which carry images of Alexander. This is a remarkably full review of Cited by: This book by Peter Chrisp chronicles the incredible rise of the Yavana prince Alexander, who became the ruler of Greece at 20 and went to war against the Persians. The book with its evocative storytelling along with finely done colour illustrations also documents his conquests in India and his subsequent death 12 years after taking power/5.