Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedon, lived a life of mythical proportions. He modeled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan and northwest India during his brief life. A gifted strategist and self-proclaimed deity, Alexander was impetuous and merciless on the battlefield. He won every battle he fought, exhibited conspicuous personal bravery and, two millennia after his death, is still remembered as the greatest soldier of all time. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilization to the world.
This volume also includes narrative captions and historical sidebars provide additional information about the classical world of Alexander the Great. A perfect compliment to the two movies on Alexander the Great.
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