The Life of Alexander the Great (2020)

The Life of Alexander the Great Plutarch Arthur Hugh Clough John Dryden The Life of Alexander the Great In b c Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty year old son Alexander inherited his kingdom Immediately quelling rebellion Alexander extended his father s empire through out the Mid
  • Title: The Life of Alexander the Great
  • Author: Plutarch Arthur Hugh Clough John Dryden
  • ISBN: 9780812971330
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
The Life of Alexander the Great Plutarch Arthur Hugh Clough John Dryden In 336 b.c Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty year old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father s empire through out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, ful lling the soothsayer Aristander s prediction that the new king should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets anIn 336 b.c Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty year old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father s empire through out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, ful lling the soothsayer Aristander s prediction that the new king should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the rst surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch s Lives, is a riveting tale of honor, power, scandal, and bravery written by the most eminent biographer of the ancient world.
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  1. Glenn Russell

    The biographer philosopher Plutarch 45 AD 120 AD begins his life of Alexander by stating, It must be borne in mind that my design is not to write histories, but lives And the most glorious exploits do not always furnish us with the clearest discoveries of virtue or vice in men sometimes a matter of less moment, an expression or a jest, informs us better of their characters and inclinations, than the most famous sieges, the greatest armaments, or the bloodiest battles whatsoever I likewise share [...]

  2. Lindsey

    You ve seen the movie, but is it accurate You won t know until you read books such as Plutarch s account of Alexander the Great I did my thesis on Alexander the Great in college Among a lot of other books, this account of Alexander s life as told by Plutarch, provided me with accurate information on both his life and the culture of his time and I used this as a prominent resource in my research However, while it is historical and educational, it is also a very interesting read.If you would like [...]

  3. Iskander

    Many thanks to Plutarch for such great job he has done It is a fact that He was not a father of biography genre, but he undoubtedly enriched this genre To quote than 150 historians in his Live s and spending than 20 years and that s I guess a massive job to do Plutarch s ostensible intent was to remind Greeks in their third century of relatively humane Roman rule, that even if their once populated countryside was now deserted and their cities were often in ruins, their own spirited ancestors [...]

  4. Alex

    I actually liked it than I thought I would Alexander did lead an interesting life, to say the least Harder to read than a lot of other books, it was worth it because I actually took away nerdy knowledge I will now be able to use in conversations to appear smarter than I actually am.

  5. Shivam Chaturvedi

    .aver by far than yourself was Patroclus, but death did not spare him either Callisthenes to AlexanderAlexander s funeral procession, as described by Diodorus

  6. Gavin

    A quick dip into Plutarch with this single volume of Alexander It read fairly well so I plan on reading his Parallel Lives from which this life comes, and perhaps his Moralia in 2017.Perhaps new to me on researching a little about Plutarch is that he grew up in Boeotia, in a village called Chaeronea, which is about 80 kilometers east of Delphi Also that he was a priest at Delphi for about thirty years So, I guess I missed or have forgotten that piece of information when I visited Delphi in 1989 [...]

  7. David

    Great book to understand Alexander the manPlutarch makes no illusions he doesn t write histories, but lives He s interested in the souls of men He is mostly very positive about Alexander, but shows how Alexander lost the moderation that made him great Great book.

  8. NaomiRuth

    I enjoyed it and was happy with it over all although a bit confused why the dialogue was translated with thee s and thou s and whatnot

  9. Douglas Dalrymple

    It s fascinating to realize on reading Plutarch how much source material authors of the classical period had available to them than we have left today In his biography of Alexander, Plutarch quotes from the now lost memoirs of persons who had known and served under him, and from certain of Alexander s own letters which are also now lost He presumes his readers, as educated persons of the Roman era, could look into these sources for themselves Blessed in his raw material, Plutarch s charm comes [...]

  10. Lisa

    This translation, filled with old fashioned language like thither , is hard to read The language should be updated to make classic biographies like this accessible to modern readers Nevertheless, this work is interesting in that it gives a detailed account of Alexander the Great s exploits and virtues as a bold, young conqueror He began ruling Macedonia at the age of 20 and conquered most of the known world by the time he was 30 According to Plutarch, Alexander starts out rather virtuous, i.e h [...]

  11. Juan Pablo

    La historia de Alejandro es contada con bastante habilidad por Plutarco, desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte Plutarco la ti e constantemente de una visi n moralizante Alejandro es ejemplo de virtud, lo que explica su xito cuando cae en la soberbia y la injusticia, sobrevinene su desgracia, aunque la relaci n causal nos ea expl cita Es inetresante, despu s de haber le do libros como el de Manfredi, acercarse a una de las principales fuentes sobre Alejandro, y contrarrestar luego al informaci n hi [...]

  12. Sean Mccarrey

    I understand what Plutarch was trying to achieve through this personalized morality tale of Alexander the Great, but to negate the obvious historical implications of what Alexander did seems to miss out on quite an incredible story It went on a bit too much about Alexander s cronies for me Unless you have to read this book as an assignment, or really love Plutarch, I would caution against reading this book.

  13. Brittany

    what I had to read was actually shorter than what was listedgardless, it was a good read with a different look at Alexander there were less great things and human things told of his adventures.

  14. Gladys

    Disc pulo de Arist teles, joven monarca, h roe militar, vencedor de persas, conquistador de Egipto y fundador de Alejandr a, Alejandro Magno realiz una inmensa obra civilizadora la penetraci n cultural helenista en frica y Asia.

  15. Ambsg

    Informative and good for my classics knowledge base Will compare to Arrian s Campaigns in 2015 when I finish it but it was a good starting point at least.

  16. Ming

    awesome rendition, but it made me think Plutarch what were you smoking while you made half that stuff up har har har

  17. Dakota

    The layout of the Modern Library edition is rather tight and pretty, but also difficult to read and cite in class Plutarch tells a fine tale, and the Dryden translation is very pleasant to the ear.

  18. اویس

    A great work and written in the style of a biography but with truth and less exaggeration then I have seen in many other ancient authors The tone is very sober.

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