Before & After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy Of Alexander The Great
- The Ancient World
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The profound influence of ancient Greece on the arc of western history owes an incalculable debt to Alexander the Great. But was Alexander truly the military genius behind the Hellenistic age?
Richard A. Billows offers a provocative look at the periods before and after Alexander’s reign. It was his father, Philip II, who shaped Macedonia into the greatest power of its time, and provided his son with the groundwork for a career of conquest. And Alexander’s unexpected demise at the age of thirty-three created a power vacuum that incited decades of conflict among his generals, ultimately leading to the decline of the empire.
This bold challenge of the Alexander myth reframes our perspective on the rise and fall of Hellenistic civilization.
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|Release Date:||May 22, 2018|