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English Choose a language for shopping. He did nothing, in Green’s view, to create wealth in a sustainable way, but rather looted treasuries so that he could keep going to conquer ever greater domains.

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Green describes his Alexander as “not only the most brilliant and ambitious field commander in history, but also supremely indifferent to all those administrative excellences and idealistic yearnings foisted upon him by later generations, especially those who found the conqueror, tout court, a little hard upon their liberal sensibilities.

The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age. The prose is crisp and clear, and within a few pages readers become absorbed in the world that made Alexander, and then the story of how Alexander remade it.

I have no criticisms of biograohy text: By the middle of the book, you’ll have trouble putting it down. Was he an incipient humanist, spreading the values of Hellenistic culture?

Was he a cynical totalitarian autocrat, using propaganda and words when it suited him and according to circumstance? Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Nevertheless, these problems seem limited to the introduction and parts of the first chapter. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent interest in the brotherhood of man, sometimes as a brute interest in the exercise of power.

When Alexander took over, he was barely out of his teens. Piqued and curious, Alexander himself visited the philosopher, who, when asked if there was anything Alexander could do for him, biographj the famous reply, “Don’t stand between me and the sun. Showing of reviews. By the end of his career, he was already finding himself short of cash and surrounded by plotting, corrupt potentates. As becomes clear, he never hesitated to present whatever he needed to gain the upper hand; his was following no other ideological precepts than domination by any means as his disposal.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Even this early on, his innate brutality emerged: Once accomplished, it became vengeance against Darius and, by extension, Xerxes.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Alexander of Macedon, — B. And, as a Macedonian, he never really did learn how to get along with the Greeks, whom Alexander often feared would form a fifth front. With combined skills as writer, researcher, teacher and translator of Greek primary sources, Peter Green bettered most of the 20th-century scholars with this primarily popular account. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Write a customer review.

See all reviews. The conclusion of the book offers a wonderful historiography of Alexander’s image and character. Reading this is like entering a dialogue with a great scholar, but with as much fun as watching a historical film. Please try again later.


Truly, it is a masterpiece of scholarship, but also eminently readable. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Get to Know Us. As the narrative progresses, the writing becomes much smoother and accessible.

Customers who bought this item also bought. This takes up the first third of the book and is a splendid introduction to the end of the city state experiment in Greece, with all its cultural currents.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It hidtorical all here, the good and the bad and the ugly, thoroughly referenced with source materials. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Some of his analogies aren’t clear to a reader not steeped in ancient Greek history I never did quite figure out what he meant when he said the Macedonian king’s status was like that of a Mycenaean “wanax”.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. However, Green never engages in ad b.c.aa attacks against his subject – he comes across as an eminently fair judge of history. Life of a Colossus.

After conquering a territory, he would generally either co-opt the local leadership and move on. Ultimately, Green claims Hubris led to Alexander’s downfall. I only wish Green will continue to translate Diodorus Siculus’ Books the history of Philip and Alexander and Books the only continuous ancient account of Alexander’s successorsas he did with Books the history of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. THis meant that the undergirding politico-administrative structure of his empire was weak – it immediately collapsed once he was gone with notable exceptions. For example, Green cites convincing evidence that Darius’ army at Issus was as small or smaller than Alexander’s – not thesometimes cited.

His gift for speed, improvisation, variety of strategy; his cool-headedness in a crisis; his ability to extract himself from the most impossible situations; his mastery of terrain; his psychological ability to penetrate the enemy’s intentions–all these qualities place him akexander the very head of the Great Captains of history. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

One of his wives, Olympias, gave birth to Alexander, whose teachers included none other than Aristotle; Philip groomed and trained him for 20 years as his heir, only to be assassinated possibly with the connivance of Alexander after their overt estrangement.