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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
Alexander's Lovers By Andrew Chugg
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Alexander’s Lovers reveals the personality of Alexander the Great through the mirror of the lives of those with whom he pursued romantic relationships, including his friend Hephaistion, his... More > queen Roxane, his mistress Barsine & Bagoas the Eunuch. Did you know that Alexander got the idea of adopting Persian dress from a book he read in his youth? Had you realised that Alexander’s pursuit of divine honours was part of his emulation of Achilles, that Bagoas undertook a diplomatic mission or that Hephaistion’s diplomacy kept Athens from joining a Spartan rebellion? Are you aware that Aetion’s painting of Alexander’s marriage depicted Hephaistion & Bagoas as well as Roxane and really depicted the King’s passions? Which girl was betrothed to Alexander’s son? Would it surprise you that Alexander’s mourning for Hephaistion was conducted according to models from Homer and Euripides? If you would like to get to know Alexander on a more personal level, then you need to read this book. Second edition, revised & updated.< Less
The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great (Second Edition) By Andrew Chugg
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In 2004 the author’s first book “The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great” was published to the accompaniment of international media attention, since it reported the first credible... More > suggestion as to the current whereabouts of the long-vanished corpse of the illustrious conqueror. In the intervening years, progress by testing the candidate remains has been thwarted by the Church authorities, yet much new information has emerged, casting the enigma in an ever more probing light. In this extensively updated and extended account, the meanderings of the evidence have been tracked with scrupulous care and the tangled threads of erstwhile hidden history have been teased apart. Thus the forgotten secrets of one of the greatest mysteries bequeathed to us by the ancient world are laid bare, culminating in the novel suggestion that the body stolen from Alexandria in AD828 and now in Venice may have acquired a false identity at the time that paganism was outlawed by the Emperor of Rome in the 4th century AD.< Less

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