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Alexander the Great and His Claim to Fame

Alexander the Great and His Claim to Fame ebook ISBN: 9781407111735
Author: Phil Robins
Number of Pages: 176 
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The most infamous of conquerors gets the Horribly Famous treatment. Readers can find out everything about Alexander that other books won't tell them, including how he once took on an army of 326 elephants, how he told everyone he was a god, and that his best friend was actually his horse, Bucephalus.

The Life and Times of Alexander the Great

The Life and Times of Alexander the Great ebook ISBN: 1612289096
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Author: John Bankston
Number of Pages: 48 
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Alexander the Great led soldiers from his perch atop his horse, Bucephalus. He commanded the largest army the world had ever known. He ruled a kingdom that stretched across two continents. Before he was 30, he was the richest man on the planet. Alexander would know love, he'd know loss, but he'd never know an end to his ambitions. Only his death ended his conquest. Today, over 2,000 years later, generals still study Alexander's battle plans. Manuscripts preserved at libraries he founded were used by historians to give us a record of his life. Alexander was more than just a king. He embraced the culture of the countries he invaded. He spread democracy. In many ways, Alexander was more of a liberator than a conqueror. In this new book for young adults, middle grade readers can experience the life and times of Alexander the Great.

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey ebook ISBN: 0199881456
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Clyde E. Fant,Mitchell G. Reddish
Number of Pages: 432 
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Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook for these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offer a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to these sites. The authors reveal countless new insights into the biblical text while reliably guiding the traveler through every significant location mentioned in the Bible. The book completely traces the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and all the islands of the Mediterranean. A description of the location and history of each site is given, followed by an intriguing discussion of its biblical significance. Clearly written and in non-technical language, the work links the latest in biblical research with recent archaeological findings. A visit to the site is described, complete with easy-to-follow walking directions, indicating the major items of archaeological interest. Detailed site maps, historical charts, and maps of the regions are integrated into the text, and a glossary of terms is provided. Easy to use and abundantly illustrated, this unique guide will help visitors to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus to appreciate the rich history, significance, and great wonder of the ancient world of the Bible.

Retake Your Fame

Retake Your Fame ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
Number of Pages: 213 
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This revised and expanded edition is an invaluable source of information about the contributions of Blacks to world civilization, from ancient to modern times. Among the topics discussed are the ancient Black Hebrews, the Black Moors who invaded and occupied parts of Europe for centuries, great Blacks like Hannibal and Jesus Christ, and the forgotten Black civilizations of Europe, Egypt, Asia, and the Americas.

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander ebook ISBN: 1118300955
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Joseph Roisman
Number of Pages: 176 
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With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

The Empire of the Ptolemies

The Empire of the Ptolemies ebook ISBN: 1108078656
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: John Pentland Mahaffy
Number of Pages: 564 
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In this illustrated work of 1895, Mahaffy focuses on the dynasty of the Ptolemies, Greek rulers of an Egyptian empire.

The Madness of Alexander the Great

The Madness of Alexander the Great ebook ISBN: 1473852366
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Author: Richard A. Gabriel
Number of Pages: 208 
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Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a succesful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. The author presents Alexander as a misfit within his own warrior society, attempting to overcompensate. Thoroughly insecure and unstable, he was given to episodes of uncontrollable rage and committed brutal atrocities that would today have him vilified as a monstrous psychopath. The author believes some of his worst excesses may have been due to what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, of which he displays many of the classic symptoms, brought on by extended exposure to violence and danger. Above all the author thinks that Alexander's military ability has been flattered by History. Alexander was tactically competent but contributed nothing truly original, while his strategy was often flawed and distorted by his obsession with personal glory. This radical reappraisal is certain to provoke debate.

Empire of Alexander the Great

Empire of Alexander the Great ebook ISBN: 1438103131
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Debra Skelton,Pamela Dell
Number of Pages: 129 
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A look at what made Alexander a brilliant military tactician and a charismatic leader. It also explores what the Eastern world learned through contact with Alexander and what Alexander brought the West from the Persian Empire.

The History of Greece, from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great ; And, a Summary Account of the Affairs of Greece, from that Period to the Sacking of Constantinople by the Ottomans

The History of Greece, from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great ; And, a Summary Account of the Affairs of Greece, from that Period to the Sacking of Constantinople by the Ottomans ebook ISBN:
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Number of Pages: 524 
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Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin ebook ISBN: 9780389203407
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: A. D. P. Briggs,Tony. D. P. Briggs
Number of Pages: 257 
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A clear, detailed and accessible account of all Pushkin's poetry

Judaism and World Religions

Judaism and World Religions ebook ISBN: 1137013184
Publisher: Springer
Author: A. Brill
Number of Pages: 306 
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Provides the first extensive collection of traditional and academic Jewish approaches to the religions of the world, focusing on those Jewish thinkers that actually encounter the other world religions -that is, it moves beyond the theory of inclusive/exclusive/pluralistic categories and looks at Judaism's interactions with other faiths.

The British Drama: Tragedies: Alexander the Great, by Nathaniel Lee. All for love by Mr. Dryden. Alzira, by Aaron Hill. The distressed mother, tr. by Ambrose Philips, from the "Andromaque" of Racine. The Earl of Essex, by Mr. Henry Jones. Mahomet [adapted from the French of Voltaire] by the Rev. Mr. Miller. The orphan of China, by Arthur Murphy. Pizarro from the German of Kotzebue [by R. B. Sheridan] The Roman father, altered from Mr. W. Whitehead. The siege of Damascus, by John Hughes. Tamerlane, by Nicholas Rowe. Ximena, by Colley Cibber. Zara, by Aaron Hill

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The Conquests of Alexander the Great

The Conquests of Alexander the Great ebook ISBN: 9781139467582
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Waldemar Heckel
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Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasising the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, his underlying premise is that the basic goals of conquest and the keys to military superiority have not changed dramatically over the millennia. Indeed, as Heckel makes clear, many aristocratic and conquest societies are remarkably similar to that of Alexander in their basic aims and organisation. Heckel rejects the view of Alexander as a reincarnation of Achilles - as an irrational youth on a heroic quest for fame and immortality. In an engaging and balanced account of key military events, Heckel shows how Alexander imposed his will on the willing and how the defeated were no longer capable of resisting his military might.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great ebook ISBN: 0521707099
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Keyne Cheshire
Number of Pages: 189 
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Ancient History.

From the Bloody Heart

From the Bloody Heart ebook ISBN: 0752494929
Publisher: The History Press
Author: Oliver Thomson
Number of Pages: 256 
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In early medieval Scotland bitter rivalry grew up between two immigrant families from Flanders in their struggle for the crown: the Stewarts and the Douglases. This work covers the period from 1286 to what may be thought of as the "final" defeat of the Stewarts at Culloden in 1745.

The Greeks

The Greeks ebook ISBN: 0191577839
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Paul Cartledge
Number of Pages: 248 
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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in myth and the mental and material contexts of many of their achievements are deeply alien to our own ways of thinking and acting. The Greeks aims to explore in depth how the dominant group (adult, male, citizen) attempted, with limited success, to define themselves unambiguously in polar opposition to a whole series of 'Others' - non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves and gods. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled 'Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others', and a new afterword.