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The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics)
Author: Arrian
ISBN 13: 9780140442533
ISBN 10: 140442537
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1976-10-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $18.00
 
 

Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's 'Campaigns of Alexander' is our best source of knowledge of the man and his deeds. Arrain had himself been a military commander, and his record of the exploits of the world's greatest conqueror reveals sympathy for his subject, without the adulation or contempt which so often mar other histories of the time. Arrain's unaffected style of writing, with its matter-of-fact tone, offsets the remarkable career and paradoxical nature of Alexander, giving us a fair, clear report about a man who was worshipped as a god in his own lifetime.