The Resource Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death, Anthony Everitt

Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death, Anthony Everitt

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Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death
Title
Alexander the Great
Title remainder
his life and his mysterious death
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than two millennia have passed, but Alexander the Great is still a household name. His life was an adventure story and took him to every corner of the ancient world. His memory and glamour persist, and his early death at thirty-three has kept him evergreen in our imaginations with a legacy that meant something different to every age: in the Middle Ages he became an exemplar of knightly chivalry, he was a star of Renaissance paintings, and by the early twentieth century he even came to resemble an English gentleman. But who was he in his own time? In Alexander the Great, Anthony Everitt judges Alexander's life against the criteria of his own age and considers all his contradictions. We meet the Macedonian prince who was naturally inquisitive and fascinated by science and exploration, who enjoyed the arts and used the poet Homer's great epic, the Iliad, as a bible. As his empire grew, stretching from Greece and Macedonia to Ancient Egypt and Persia and all the way to India, Alexander exhibited respect for the traditions of his new subjects and careful judgment in administering rule over a vast territory. But his career also had a dark side. An inveterate conqueror, who in his short life built the largest empire to that point in history, Alexander glorified war and was known to commit acts of great cruelty. As debates continue about the meaning of his life, Alexander's death remains an unsolved mystery. Did he die of natural causes, felled by a fever, or did his marshals, angered by his tyrannical behavior, kill him? An explanation of his death can lie only in what we know of his life, and Everitt ventures to solve that puzzle, offering an ending to Alexander's story that has eluded so many for so long"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everitt, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 938/.07092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234
LC item number
.E84 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Greece
  • Generals
  • Greece
Label
Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death, Anthony Everitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The king takes a holiday -- Goat kings -- The apprentice -- "The bull is wreathed" -- The lone wolf -- First blood -- Undoing the knot -- The empire strikes back -- Immortal longings -- At the house of the camel -- 'Passing brave to be a king' -- Treason! -- War without end -- A passage to India -- Show me the way to go home -- Last things -- Funeral games
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 464 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425286524
Lccn
2018059885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1080248550
  • (OCoLC)1080248550
Label
Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death, Anthony Everitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The king takes a holiday -- Goat kings -- The apprentice -- "The bull is wreathed" -- The lone wolf -- First blood -- Undoing the knot -- The empire strikes back -- Immortal longings -- At the house of the camel -- 'Passing brave to be a king' -- Treason! -- War without end -- A passage to India -- Show me the way to go home -- Last things -- Funeral games
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 464 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425286524
Lccn
2018059885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1080248550
  • (OCoLC)1080248550

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