Alexander the Great (Compact Disc)
The Hunt for a New Past
Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433295737
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/2/2009)
Audio Cassette (8/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2009)
MP3 CD (8/1/2009)
Compact Disc (7/1/2012)
Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers.
Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics.
Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.