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Alexander: Destiny and Myth Hardcover – March 11, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (March 11, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801879957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801879951
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,321,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Oddly engaging -- especially her final account of Alexander's continual reinterpretation in the medieval and contemporary European worlds." -- Victor Davis Hanson, Times Literary Supplement



"After a brisk run through Alexander's career, Mossé's monograph, in Janet Lloyd's seamlessly elegant translation, is largely a useful roundup of how the conqueror looked to others, then and later in history, from Macedonians to Racine and Voltaire." -- Choice



"An easy and thoroughly enjoyable read." -- Charles Leslie Murison, Mouseion: Journal of Classical Association of Canada

About the Author

Claude Mossé is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris VIII and one of the world's leading historians of ancient Greece, with more than twenty book on the subject. Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History, Chairman of the Faculty of Classics, and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. Among his many books are The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization and Spartan Reflections.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rjones2818 on January 31, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is perhaps the best overview of Alexander that I have read. The author looks at the various sources and gives a cogent analysis of where they stand and why we should pay attention to them. She also looks at the development of the 'mythological' aspects of how we look at the great king.

Highest rating possible from me.
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