By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

This resource booklet provides new translations of an important historical writings at the lifestyles and legacy of Alexander the nice. presents entire insurance of Alexander, from his kin heritage to his army conquests, demise and legacy. comprises large extracts of texts written through historians, geographers, biographers and army writers.A normal creation and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.Also contains a bibliography of recent works, visible assets and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.

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It was his earnest endeavour to treat the Greeks kindly and repay them for the honours bestowed on him in connection with his supreme command by providing them with appropriate social events. 92 Eventually large numbers of guests poured in to the festival from all parts, and the contests and marriage were held in tandem at Aegae in Macedonia. Philip was crowned with golden wreaths that were given to him not only by individual men of distinction but also by most of the important cities, including Athens.

After marrying Meda, Philip also took her home to be a second wife along with Olympias. In addition to all these wives he also married Cleopatra, with whom he was in love; she was the daughter of Hippostratus and niece of Attalus. By bringing her home as another wife alongside Olympias he made a total shambles of his life. For straightaway, right at the wedding ceremony, Attalus made the remark ‘Well, now we shall certainly see royalty born who are legitimate and not bastards’. Hearing this, Alexander hurled the cup he had in his hands at Attalus, who in turn hurled his goblet at Alexander.

Capture of Sardis; Alexander’s sieges of Miletos and Halicarnassus. 333 Alexander undoes the Gordian knot; battle of Issus. Alexander captures the family of Darius III; Parmenion takes Damascus. 332 Alexander takes Sidon and Tyre; siege of Gaza. Entry into Egypt. 332/1 Journey to Siwah; founding of Alexandria in Egypt. 331 Battle of Gaugamela. Surrender of Babylon and Susa; the Persian Gates, capture of Persepolis. 330 Destruction of Persepolis. Alexander advances to Ecbatana. Death of Darius III.

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