Novels about alexander the great

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novels about alexander the great

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"Alexander the Great- Philip Freeman" Book Review

Editorial Reviews. Review. “Mary Renault's Alexandriad is one of the twentieth century's most.
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Popular Alexander The Great Books

Creating a top ten list for books on Alexander the Great is not easy, since few ancient historical figures have been written about as much. Everything from his complex personality and his sexual life to his military and logistical tactics have been analyzed by historians. Alexander, simply put, stands out as unique among ancient historical figures for having so much detailed assessment made on his life and times. Although few primary sources exist from the time of Alexander, we know a lot about him from late Antiquity sources. His military campaigns are still studied in places such as West Point and other military schools around the world e. Briant's book, which has been translated see Briant in the list is perhaps one of the best, as it shows Alexander's influences and how he fashioned his new empire not so much on the Greek model but more as an Achaemenid king. Freeman's volume though is one of the most popular.

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After the Oracle of Ammon told him he is the son of Zeus , Alexander feels invincible and marches north towards the historic town of Babylon. The beautiful city is ravaged and the Palace of Persepolis , the former residence of King Darius , is burnt to ashes together with the memories of the old Empire. It is now time to start anew and Alexander decides on yet another hard task: unify the Persian people with the Macedonians. As he struggles to convince his countrymen to come to cultural compromises with the Persians, he falls in love with Queen Roxane. And it is this love that gives him the strength to fulfil his epic destiny. When the Oracle of Ammon tells Alexander that he is the son of Zeus , the young Macedonian king finds even more inner strength and will to conquer new lands and rule the biggest Empire ever known. His army then crosses the Tigris and the Euphrates to reach Babylon , which is then raged by the Macedonians.

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Home Historical Fiction. The Novels of Alexander the Great. The story tells of his complex relationship with his parents; of his two great bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult. The iconic Persian Boy centers on the Macedon king as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted.


  1. Russell R. says:

    Those who have already read all three novels in Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy will have to forgive me for pointing out the blindingly obvious: these books are seriously good.

  2. Namo B. says:

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  3. Veobileta says:

    Books shelved as alexander-the-great: Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault, The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox, The.

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  5. Arnaud L. says:

    books based on 86 votes: Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault, The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox.

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