ABSTRACT

Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes:

  • an examination of the written and other sources and the problems of working with them
  • discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence
  • an outline of the Macedonian background
  • insight into Alexander's education and ideas
  • exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity
  • assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements
  • a study of his influence in antiquity.

chapter 1|11 pages

INTRODUCTION: THE SOURCES

chapter 2|10 pages

THE MACEDONIAN BACKGROUND

chapter 3|5 pages

THE CONSOLIDATION OF ALEXANDER’S RULE

chapter 4|15 pages

THE WAR IN ASIA MINOR

chapter 5|12 pages

SON OF AMMON

chapter 6|21 pages

THE CONQUEST OF PERSIA

chapter 7|17 pages

THE EXPEDITION TO INDIA

chapter 8|19 pages

ALEXANDER IN BABYLON

chapter 9|11 pages

CONCLUSION