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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Paperback – 22 Feb 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0520275867 ISBN-10: 9780520275867 Edition: 1st

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"As one reads through Peter Green's enthralling life of Alexander . . . one feels every strand of the mythical story coming apart. . . . Green takes a very bold revisionist stand against the imperial vainglory of antiquity."—Christopher Hitchens, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"In every age, cultures both East and West have cast and recast [Alexander] in a variety of heroic molds, although, as demonstrated in Peter Green's impressive biography (a 1974 study published in England and published here for the first time), the myths may well be more admirable than the man."—Erich Segal, Washington Post Book World

"Green's portrait will discomfit those who seek consistency in behavior (and those who have already made up their minds about Alexander): it is a complex, multi-dimensioned figure which should appeal to this troubled age."—Eugene Borza, The Classical World

About the Author

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa. He is the author of many books and translations, including Alexander to Actium, the poems of Catullus, and Apollonios Rhodios's The Argonautika, all published by University of California Press.


Eugene N. Borza is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Pennsylvania State University.


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