Admired for more than two millennia for the feats he accomplished in his short life of thirty-two years, King Alexander III of Macedon is the most celebrated figure of classical antiquity. Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods presents an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
In a year-by-year chronicle, the book explores Alexander's stormy relationship with his father, King Philip, and the influence of his mother, Queen Olympias; his brilliant leadership, outwitting opponents and inspiring his devoted troops; and his life on the march and off duty. Generously illustrated with ancient art from museums around the world, this is an engrossing, accessible biography of a legendary man.
Alan Fildes is a historian of ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations. Joann Fletcher is a freelance Egyptologist and the author of Ancient Egypt: Life, Myth and Art.
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