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Author Stoneman, Richard.

Title Alexander the Great : a life in legend / Richard Stoneman.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    809.93351 STO    DUE 08-17-20 Billed
Description xvii, 314 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-305) and index.
Contents Nativity : Egyptian origins (356 BC) -- Golden vines, golden bowls and temples of fire : the Persian versions -- Cities of Alexander : Jews and Arabs adopt the hero -- The marvels of India (329-326 BC) -- 'How much land does a man need?' : Alexander's encounters with the Brahmans (326 BC) -- From the heights of the air to the depths of the sea : Alexander as inventor and sage -- Amazons, mermaids and wilting maidens -- The search for immortality -- The unclean nations and the end of time -- Death in Babylon (323 BC) -- Universal emperor : the Christian hero -- King of the world : Alexander the Greek.
Subject Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Romances -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780300112030 (alk. paper)
0300112033 (alk. paper)

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