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9780872207271

Alexander the Great: Selections From Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

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  • ISBN13:

    9780872207271

  • ISBN10:

    0872207277

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-04-15
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Comprised of relevant selections from the writings of four ancient historians, this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in the life of Alexander the Great. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance, as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. Includes a timeline, maps, bibliography, glossary, and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chronology xxii
Maps xxvii
I. Alexander, Prince of Macedonia (356-336 B.C.E.) 1(16)
a. The youth and upbringing of Alexander
1(6)
b. The battle of Chaeronea
7(3)
c. The rift between Philip and Alexander
10(3)
d. The assassination of Philip
13(4)
II. Alexander in Europe (Autumn 336-Winter 335 B.C.E.) 17(16)
a. The northern campaigns
17(7)
b. The Theban revolt
24(9)
III. The War with Darius-Phase I (Spring 334-Autumn 332 B.C.E.) 33(37)
a. The battle of the Granicus
33(9)
b. The war at sea
42(6)
c. The battle of Issus
48(10)
d. The siege of Tyre
58(12)
IV. The Egyptian Interlude (Autumn 332-Spring 331 B.C.E.) 70(5)
V. The War with Darius-Phase II (Summer 331-Summer 330 B.C.E.) 75(19)
a. The battle of Gaugamela
75(9)
b. The capture of the spoils
84(4)
c. The pursuit of the King
88(6)
VI. The Central Asian Campaigns (Summer 330-Spring 327 B.C.E.) 94(20)
a. The Philotas affair and the killing of Parmenio
94(3)
b. The capture of Bessus
97(2)
c. The war with Spitamenes
99(1)
d. The death of Cleitus
100(3)
e. The proskynesis crisis
103(5)
f. The conspiracy of the pages
108(2)
g. The Sogdian and Chorienian rocks
110(4)
VII. The Invasion of India (Spring 327-Summer 325 B.C.E.) 114(35)
a. The capture of Aornos Rock
114(3)
b. The Nysa revels
117(3)
c. The war with Porus
120(12)
d. The Hyphasis mutiny
132(7)
e. The Indus voyage and the attack on the Malli
139(5)
f. The Gedrosia march
144(5)
VIII. The Final Phase (Autumn 325-Spring 323 B.C.E.) 149(25)
a. The death of Calanus
151(3)
b. The Susa weddings
154(3)
c. The mutiny at Opis
157(7)
d. The death of Hephaestion
164(2)
e. Alexander's illness and death
166(8)
Glossary of Names, Places, Peoples, and Military Terms 174(11)
Bibliographical Note 185(2)
Index of Proper Names 187

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