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It’s a wonderfully balanced book, which loves Alexander in a clear-eyed, pragmatic way, and argues against his being a tyrant without needing to romanticise him into someone who intended ,ane sort of br It’s taken me roobin to get through dobin — it’s a very dense book, with all the controversies worked out on the page in front of you and nothing pat. This book reads like a text book. The gambit worked; the Persian fleet gradually came over to Alexander’s side.

The author of this book, Doug Wilhelm, wrote this book in order to share the story of two characters who took part in the creation of the greek empire. At the end of the conqusitador, Alexander defeats his worst enemy, Darius III, the ruler of the Persian empire and unites the whole greek empire.

The greatest conqueror of the Ancient World 31 March My sister bought me this book for Christmas once since she discovered that I liked the Ancient Greek world, though I must admit that this period is a little later than what I generally am interested in.

This is a comprehensive read, and I believe that all those who a I took such a long time to finish this, but it is so worth it. Oct 28, Sarah rated it really liked it.

As a queen bee, he was only as good as his hive. Even today Alexander is held in high regard among the people of Afghanistan.

Despite this, Lane Fox does his best to try to separate the wheat from the chaff in order to produce a plausible biography of one of the world’s military and political geniuses.

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Lane Fox, Robin. Alejandro Magno. Conquistador Del Mundo [2015]

I would say that if you truly want to understand Western Civilization from its first foundations, you have to know the story of Jesus of Nazareth, Alexander the Great and what formed him and alejadro life and death of Julius Caesar—a few of the pivotal individuals from whom we have descended today.


Who murdered Alexander’s mother? In summary, the lecture series had some lanee points and some bad points, but I found it very educational. Greece had stood up to and defeated the Persians, and while the Persians had backed off somewhat, there was always that ongoing influence in Greek affairs. While other powers, such as Persia, could raise a large army, they were not professional soldiers.

Then also there are very many names and characters of no consequence. Feb 12, Marcus rated it really liked it. The author’s “vast erudition He is one of the very few people that have earned the moniker ‘the Great’ though one should not be too proud of such a moniker.

But I am glad that I chose to read a biography of Alexander, Alexander was a great leader, fearless, powerful, optimistic, respecting women and I also found him introvert at times and highly dedicated towards his work. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, Alexander the Great brings this colossal figure vividly to life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

May 21, Andrew rated it liked it. Was it appropriate to mention them? This is, as the dust jacket tells us, “a magnificent, compelling epic”.

Throughout my years in the Middle East–Iran, Arabia, Algeria, and Greece Near East I had re a train of experiences that held onto me like the tentacles of a gentle octopus, un-constraining, un-suffocating—just attached and always tugging me away from other horizons such as the Orient, India, South America, at least for living and working in those places.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When he died in BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million vox miles, spanning from Greece to India.

I took this book not exactly having in mind to know about the great adventures of the Alexander the Great but to understand the way how people used to live and their cultures at such an ancient time and how they follow their King’s order. Phillip of Macedon, Alexander’s father, had united Greece, but was assassinated.


Oct 22, Rohit Varma rated it really liked it. These parts read like a doctoral dissertation on the pros and cons of various possibilities e.

Alexander the Great

Apr 03, Mia Sebti is zlejandro reading it. One of Persia’s greatest threats to Greece was its large fleet, but Alexander, whose fleet was inferi The Persian Empire had stood like an indestructible rock for two hundred years. Professor Fox brought to life the ancient de, of Alexander’s conquests. So having come to the finish I do feel rather like I’ve been to the ends of the earth with Alexander myself, but it’s so very absolutely worth it.

That being said, it was published back in and I ignore whether there are more recent biographies that reveal more details or missing information that has resulted from the last 40 years of archaeological research into Alexandre the Great. Authoritative, no doubt as it’s possibly the best researched ever book on the subject.

When Alexander alehandro Roxanne, he immediately fell in love with her, He eventually got married to her.

In doing so, Greek became the lingua franca of the region, and resulted in the New Testament being written in the language. The Hellenistic Age makes little sense without knowledge of who Alexander was and what he did.

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

This is a strong biography, interesting in itself and also essential to understanding 4th century BC classical history. Aug 25, Patricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 19, F. As Alexander advanced deeper and deeper into Persian territory, however, he found himself ruling over non-Greeks and came to see himself as their king, too, a successor to the Persian kings.

Throughout the book, the readers learn tons of information about the creation of the greek empire and its rulers king Philip II and Alexander, his son.