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ISBN: 0582772249
Author: Ian Worthington
Language: English
Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (October 21, 2003)
Pages: 292
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Biography
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He delves underneath the tales of epic success and heroism into the darker side of Alexander¿s personality; the drinking, murderous rages and paranoia to question whether he really deserves to be called ¿Great¿. Endorsements: Professor Worthington's Alexander is a bit of a chameleon.

Ian Worthington is Professor of Greek History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently working on a biography of Philip II of Macedonia.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Alexander the Great: Man and Go. Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India.

Home Browse Books Book details, Alexander the Great: Man and God. By Ian Worthington. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace?

Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects

Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India.

a b c Worthington, Ian. Alexander the Great: Man and God", Routledge, 2004. a b c Lendering, Jona. Alexander the God", Livius. Hamblin, William and Peterson, Daniel. Alexander the Great wasn't content to be merely human", Deseret News, August 23, 2014. Willmington's Guide to the Bible By H. L. Willmington Page 821. ISBN 978-0-8254-1874-7. The Hellenistic world from Alexander to the Roman conquest By M. M. Austin Page 242. ISBN 0-521-29666-8.

Автор: Ian Worthington Название: Alexander the Great: Man and God Издательство: Pearson .

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Ian Worthington delves into Alexander's successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he. .Ian Worthington is Professor of History at the University of Missouri

Ian Worthington delves into Alexander's successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish. Ian Worthington is Professor of History at the University of Missouri.

He conquered most of the known world and thought himself a god. However, he also died a paranoid, alocholic wreck at the age of 33...after which his entire empire collapsed. So, just how great was Alexander? Hardback was - very - successful. Paperback to be released same time as new Colin Farrell film New material in the paperback on the army and Alexander's treatment of exiles Huge interest in ancient world at the moment driven by Gladiator, Troy and multifarious TV programmes and of course specific films and TV on Alexander the Great. There are two new Hollywood films of his life in production. Accessibly written for general reader, not scholar New portrait of the single most important figure of the ancient world - reveals the real Alexander, waste and all. Fascinating account of a massively colourful if ultimately destructive life Provides new interpretations of the question of Alexander's corruption and paranoia Fully illustrated - brings alive the age as well as the man

Comments:

Jek
This book really is easy to read and flows rather easily. The author lays out the history and while doing such, talks about events that were going on at that time and gives other opinions why certain actions were taken. It really collects most of the evidence out there for Alexander the Great and compiles it and gives you the story with specifics without feeling like you are bogged down reading a textbook.

This man that many people consider to be a great human being conquered a lot of the world. However in doing so, he also slaughtered millions, not only in battle but he had is armies kill civilian populations. He might even had a hand in the assassination of his father just like it is possible his men, the ones closes to him, might have had a hand in killing him. He was a great tactician but is it possible that his reputation as a great general is undeserved because he may have faced overwhelming numbers but the quality of those troops was like comparing little league to the majors? And the leaders he faced were more likely to run than fight? Also, was he great because he forged the force and conquered the lands or is it because he was set up by his father with the best fighting forces at that time and an economy that could support it?

Be the judge, read this book.
Pameala
Ian Worthington is by far the best author when it comes to Alexander and or Phillip II. I found this book difficult to put down, he is detailed and meticulous but at the same time makes history exciting and fun. What I also love about Mr. Worthington is that he does not hide his feelings towards Alexander, writes as such, and gives clear reasons as to why he does not like him. However he still gives the reader the information and freedom to decide for themselves how to view Alexander, as a great human being, or a meglomaniacal mass murderer.
Viashal
The quantity of books that I have read of Alexander the Great are self explanatory in by looking at my comments.
I was born in the first Alexandria that he created and from his dreams. Mixtures of cultures.Italians came centuries ago,hence I was born.
It is very hard to judge Alexander,as all of the papyruses regarding his life and conquest were distroyed when the library of Alexandria was burned down centuries after his death.
However some and other related documents have survived the centuries.It is hard not to admire such a bright kid,who captured the lives of many over the centuries with his astonishing tactics of war.
Many books have been written and I am sure that many more will come.The point however is that nothing new has been discovered,therefore these are all assumptions of his character and megalomaniac attitudes.This book is very well written,with some sections that are new to me.How did these come to be,and not by famous historians I am not sure.
There are more details in this book about Bessus,the women in Darius life,the invasion of Sogdiana,Bactria,the Hindu Khush.Details of the cities that Alexander invaded with the actual modern location is important for the reader.
It is not a stunning book but very well written.
To me Alexander was not born a conqueror instead he was a discoverer.He wanted to discover the world,but in doing so he had to invade in order to go on.He did not seem to be interested in gold and precious things rather he gave them away.
His tactics for war,were cunning and seemed like a little kid playing with tin soldiers with his friends.
I still have not read or heard of anyone in history who has accomplished so much in such a little time in his life.
I liked the maps with the details of the assaults in this book.as well as the maps altogether.I like to follow the trails of the battles.
He certainly was not a God, never the less you can find him in the Bible as well as the Koran.Isn't that strange?
A lot of discoveries and archaeological sights have been discovered in Alexandria Egypt in recent years.Still the mystery remains.Where is Alexander's body? Are we every going to find him? I hope so.
If we do, we may also discover the papyruses that were also buried with him.What a breakthrough in history that would be.
Mariwyn
This book is a wonderful chronical both of Alexander the Great's life and conquests. It's primary strength is in the amount of sheer details of Alexander's conquests, his social programs, etc. By reading this book you'll get an excellent understanding of the politics during his time, the practical difficulties that Alexander had conquering such vast regions, and the various ramifications of Alexander's decisions.

However, this book does go a bit politically correct when it gets into the issue of whether Alexander the Great should be called "the great" or "the accursed" (which btw the Iranians seem prefer...seems they haven't gotten over Alexander ending their golden age). Although, to be fair the author does lay out a good case for relabeling Alexander "the accursed"...or at least acknowledging that his legacy was mixed.

This book does an excellent job imparting a comprehensive understanding of Alexander the great, his life and his effect on history, etc. You even learn enough to see how thing could have gone differently (if Alexander had an obvious heir when died, if he accepted the proposal of Darius to accept all land west of the Euphrates, if he had lived longer and conquered Arabia and Carthage which he was planning on doing).

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