Elizabeth Carney,Daniel Ogden's Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and PDF

By Elizabeth Carney,Daniel Ogden

ISBN-10: 0199738157

ISBN-13: 9780199738151

The careers of Philip II and his son Alexander the nice (III) have been interlocked in innumerable methods: Philip II centralized historic Macedonia, created a military of unheard of ability and suppleness, got here to dominate the Greek peninsula, and deliberate the invasion of the Persian Empire with a mixed Graeco-Macedonian strength, however it used to be Alexander who really led the invading forces, defeated the good Persian Empire, took his military to the borders of recent India, and created a monarchy and empire that, regardless of its fragmentation, formed the political, cultural, and spiritual global of the Hellenistic period. Alexander drove the engine his father had outfitted, yet had he now not performed so, Philip's achievements may need proved as ephemeral as had these of such a lot of prior Macedonian rulers. nevertheless, a few students think that Alexander performed a job, direct or oblique, within the homicide of his father, in order that he could lead on the day trip to Asia that his father had geared up. briefly, it's obscure or investigate one with no contemplating the opposite. This number of formerly unpublished articles seems on the careers and impression of pop and son jointly. a number of the articles think about just one of the Macedonian rulers even supposing such a lot care for either, and with the connection, real or imagined, among the 2. the quantity will comprise articles on army and political historical past but in addition articles that examine the self-generated public photos of Philip and Alexander, the counter pictures created by way of their enemies, and a host that examine how later sessions understood them, concluding with the Hollywood depiction of the connection. regardless of the plethora of accumulated works that care for Philip and Alexander, this quantity supplies to make a real contribution to the sphere via focusing particularly on their courting to at least one another.

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