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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far miThe most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings? In response, this book presents an extensive reconstruction of Cleitarchus' account of the death of Alexander the Great in the stifling summer heat of Babylon in 323BC. It sweeps through a dramatic series of antecedent episodes culminating in the funeral of Hephaistion. Soon after it climaxes with Alexander's own expiry, then thunders on into the shock and chaos of the aftermath in a text studded with eulogistic orations and scintillating speeches. It is a must for any fascinated by the deep political undercurrents that streamed beneath a pivotal event in our history....

Title : The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus
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ISBN : 9780955679025
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
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The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus Reviews

  • Matt Crotts
    2019-02-25 23:55

    Andrew Chugg has a formidable passion for research into the history, archeology and ancient literature of all things pertaining to Alexander the Great, equaled only by his exemplary research standards. This reconstruction endeavor is quite exhaustive, and enormously helpful to anyone interested in the classical world's premier biography of Alexander.

  • Andrew Chugg
    2019-02-17 08:00