The History of Alexander

£12.00 (GBP)

The History of Alexander/Quintus Curtius Rufus. BCA/The Penguin Group. Hardcover. 2004. Condition: Very good. ASIN: B000NMOV8M / CN131918

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma.

Curtius’ History offers a great deal of information unobtainable from other sources of the time. It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess: a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth.

 

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