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Alexander the Great in India: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander’s death. Most of the... More > surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. To what extent might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings? This book argues that a considerable degree of reconstruction is feasible and demonstrates the point by presenting a full reconstruction of Cleitarchus’ version of Alexander’s campaigns in India, the first time that this has been done. For more details see also www.alexanderstomb.com.< Less
Alexander the Great in Afghanistan: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander’s death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based... More > upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity. Now the entire book is being revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in-depth analysis of the surviving ancient works that it inspired. This volume presents the section dealing with Alexander’s campaigns in Afghanistan. It became a blood-soaked slog against unrelenting opponents who adopted the same guerrilla resistance as is seen there today. Alexander was also beset by internal dissension with treason and plot within his own camp. How he coped with these dual challenges, through ruthless force in combination with conciliatory gestures, still offers useful lessons in strategy. Alexander was uniquely successful in establishing the region’s rule by Greek kings for the next few centuries. A date for Alexander’s accession is also proposed.< Less
The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander’s death. Most of the... More > surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings? In response, this book presents an extensive reconstruction of Cleitarchus’ account of the death of Alexander the Great in the stifling summer heat of Babylon in 323BC. It sweeps through a dramatic series of antecedent episodes culminating in the funeral of Hephaistion. Soon after it climaxes with Alexander’s own expiry, then thunders on into the shock and chaos of the aftermath in a text studded with eulogistic orations and scintillating speeches. It is a must for any fascinated by the deep political undercurrents that streamed beneath a pivotal event in our history.< Less
The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction Of Cleitarchus By Andrew Michael Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the... More > surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings In response, this book presents an extensive reconstruction of Cleitarchus' account of the death of Alexander the Great in the stifling summer heat of Babylon in 323BC. It sweeps through a dramatic series of antecedent episodes culminating in the funeral of Hephaistion. Soon after it climaxes with Alexander's own expiry, then thunders on into the shock and chaos of the aftermath in a text studded with eulogistic orations and scintillating speeches. It is a must for any fascinated by the deep political undercurrents that streamed beneath a pivotal event in our history.< Less
Concerning Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander’s death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based... More > upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity. Now the entire book has been revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in-depth analysis of the surviving ancient works that it inspired. Here you will find Alexander revealed in a startling new light as a very human and believable individual, who drives and is then driven by a momentous cascade of events. Here you can rediscover the oldest and also the most authentic literary portrait of the king spanning all thirteen years of his reign.< Less
Alexander the Great and the Conquest of the Persians: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus decades after Alexander’s death. But every copy was destroyed in antiquity and only derivatives... More > survive. Now the work is revived in a riveting reconstruction based upon ancient works that it inspired. This volume covers Alexander’s conquest of the Persians, from the Battle of Issus in 333BC to the death of Darius in July 330BC. This was when the earth began to shake at Alexander’s tread and everything began to seem possible. It was to this that Christopher Marlowe alluded when he asked, ‘Is it not passing brave to be a king and ride in triumph through Persepolis?’ Yet often in Cleitarchus’ account Alexander had to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Greatly outnumbered at Issus, he was also outflanked and encircled at Gaugamela. He nearly abandoned the siege of Tyre and he almost died when he was lost in the Libyan desert. This is the thrilling tale of Alexander’s successive triumphs in the face of dire adversity.< Less

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