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Author Wilcken, Ulrich, 1862-1944, author.

Title Alexander the Great [electronic resource] / Ulrich Wilcken.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Hauraki Publishing, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (278 pages)
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Summary ALEXANDER THE GREAT opened a new era in the history of the world, and by his life's work determined its development for many centuries. He is conspicuous among the great men of history, because this work was accomplished in so short a span; when he died, he had not yet reached his thirty-third year. It was as a great conqueror that he impressed the popular imagination of every race. He subdued the East and penetrated into India, that land of wonders. The legend about him, equally current in East and West, took him to the limits of the earth and even to the gates of Paradise. The permanent result of his life, however, was not the empire which he won by hard fighting, but the development of Greek civilisation into a civilisation which was worldwide. It is in this way that his influence has affected the history of mankind even down to our own time. He had first to create his empire; the decision of the battlefield had, as usual, to produce the external conditions for the new civilisation. Originally published in 1932, Ulrich Wilcken's distinguished biography of Alexander the Great is widely regarded as a classic, perfectly capturing Alexander's true achievements and influence. Translated from German by G. C. Richards, Professor of Greek and Classical Literature at Oriel College, Oxford University.
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Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Macedonia -- History -- To 168 B.C.
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Other Form: Print version: Wilcken, Ulrich, 1862-1944. Alexander the Great. New York : Norton, 1967 0393003817 (DLC)67015823
ISBN 9781787202580 (epub)
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