Alexander The Great The Hunt For A New Past

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The acclaimed new biography of one of history?s greatest icons, Alexander the Great

At eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and further west, among the Greek cities of the Asiatic seaboard. The fruit of a lifetime?s scholarship and meticulous research, this is an outstanding biography of one of the most remarkable rulers in history.

A hugely impressive portrait of a towering but enigmatic figure Saul David, Sunday Telegraph

A revealing, often enthralling search ... [a] restless, exhilarating book Observer

Fascinating...blends all the pleasures of Hollywood epic with those of a subtle and deeply intriguing detective tale Tom Holland, author of Rubicon

Alexander the Greatprovides an endless fount both of amazement and of speculation. This gripping book examines the legends as well as the life. Most interestingly, it invites the reader to participate in the difficult task of separating the fact from the fiction Norman Davies

About The Author:

Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1979; he is also a Fellow of Clare College. His undergraduate and doctoral qualifications where obtained at Oxford, where he completed a dissertation on the archaeology and history of early Sparta under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of a score of books, including most recently The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece; The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization; Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History c.1300-362 BC; The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others; The Spartans: An Epic History; Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Pastand Thermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World. He co-edits two monograph series, sits on the editorial boards of three learned journals and serves as consultant in ancient history to Duckworth publishers. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

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Paul Cartledge