Alexander the Great

Book Details

Author  Richard Stoneman
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   October 26, 2004
ISBN  0415319315
Pages  144

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Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes:

  • an examination of the written and other sources and the problems of working with them
  • discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence
  • an outline of the Macedonian background
  • insight into Alexander's education and ideas
  • exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity
  • assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements
  • a┬ástudy of his influence in antiquity.

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