Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation by Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

This resource ebook offers new translations of an important historic writings at the existence and legacy of Alexander the good.

  • Provides entire insurance of Alexander, from his relatives historical past to his army conquests, dying and legacy.
  • Includes immense extracts of texts written through historians, geographers, biographers and army writers.
  • A common creation and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.
  • Also features a bibliography of recent works, visible assets and a map of Alexander's
    expedition.

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Perdiccas died fighting the Illyrians in 360/59. Trogus’ account may be based (directly or indirectly) on a source that was hostile to Eurydice, perhaps Theopompus of Chios; cf. FGrH 115 F 289. Flower (1994: 5–6), however, argues against Trogus’ use of Theopompus. The inconsistencies that Flower sees may be explained by Trogus’ possible use of Timagenes of Alexandria as an intermediary source. 14 [13] After these achievements Philip was no longer satisfied with defensive campaigns but even went on the offensive against peaceful nations.

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. Alexander moves into Afghanistan. Arrest and execution of Philotas; deaths of Alexander the Lyncestian and Parmenion. 330/29 Alexander crosses the Hindu Kush.

3(d) when he goes into battle, attend him on the hunt and take their turn on guard before his bedroom door. Such was the upbringing and training of those who were to be great generals and leaders. 1 And from Macedonia there came 50 sons of the king’s philoi. These had been sent by their fathers to serve as the king’s bodyguard. c], it was customary for the Macedonian nobility to deliver their grown-up sons to their kings for the performance of duties which differed little from the tasks of slaves.

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