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By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

This resource e-book offers new translations of an important historical writings at the lifestyles and legacy of Alexander the nice. offers finished insurance of Alexander, from his relatives heritage to his army conquests, dying and legacy. comprises massive extracts of texts written via historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.A normal advent and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.Also features a bibliography of contemporary works, visible resources and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.

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Although he was briefly driven out by the Illyrians, he endured in the kingship until his death in 369. 9 The MSS have Euryone, but Eurynoë is more likely to be correct. 10 For their role in the events that followed the death of Perdiccas III, see Ellis (1973). 11 Ptolemy of Alorus, who served as regent for Perdiccas III (368–365). 12 Epaminondas and Pelopidas were the greatest of the Thebans. Plutarch wrote lives of both of them, but only that of Pelopidas has survived. We do, however, have a brief life of Epaminondas by Cornelius Nepos, which is all the more valuable because the major surviving (contemporary) source for the early fourth century BC, Xenophon, was hostile to Thebes and tended to omit or downplay the achievements of her generals.

Dioxippus avoided it by leaning slightly to the side and, before Horratas could transfer the spear to his right hand, he sprang at him and broke the weapon in two with his club. [22] With both missiles gone, the Macedonian had now started to draw his sword, but Dioxippus caught him in a bear-hug, quickly kicked his feet from beneath him and smashed him to the ground. 3(a) Macedonian and, lifting his club, would have battered his defeated foe to death had he not been stopped by the king. [23] The outcome of the show dismayed Alexander, as well as the Macedonian soldiers, especially since the barbarians were present, for he feared that a mockery had been made of the celebrated Macedonian valour.

The performer judged that his poetic recitation would be considered pertinent to Philip’s crossing and he meant to denounce the Persian king’s opulence, great and much-celebrated 13 The Pythian priestess of Delphi. See Fontenrose (1978: 337, Q213 = PW266). 14 This institution had its origins in the earliest times and involved reciprocal hospitality between aristocratic members of different communities. See Konstan (1997). 2(b) PHILIP II, FATHER OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT 25 though it was, as being liable to a reversal of fortune.

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