By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley

This resource e-book provides new translations of an important historical writings at the lifestyles and legacy of Alexander the good. presents accomplished insurance of Alexander, from his relatives history to his army conquests, demise and legacy. contains massive extracts of texts written by way of historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.A basic creation and introductions to every bankruptcy set the assets in context.Also contains a bibliography of recent works, visible resources and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.

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Beyond Dium is the River Haliacmon which discharges into the Thermaic Gulf. The sector beyond this, that is the northern coastline of the Gulf running as far as the River Axius, is called Pieria, in which is situated Pydna, a city now called Citrum. Then come the cities of Methone and Alorus, and then the rivers Erigon and Loudias. The sailing distance from Loudias to the city of Pella is 120 stades, and Methone is 40 stades from Pydna, and 70 stades from Alorus. Pydna is a city of Pieria, and Alorus is in Bottiaea.

29] Thus the ruler of Asia and Europe married a woman who had been introduced to him as part of the entertainment at dinner – to produce from a captive a son to rule over her conquerors. II Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great Amyntas III had three sons: the first, Alexander II, ruled briefly (369-368) and was assassinated while witnessing a “weapons” dance called the telesias; at the time of his death, the second son, Perdiccas, was still in his teens and his brother-in-law, Ptolemy of Alorus, exercised the regency from 368 to 365 – it was at this time that the youngest son, Philip, was a hostage in Thebes – until Ptolemy too was murdered and Perdiccas ascended the throne.

6] He put in their place some young men dressed as women and told them to use their swords, which they carried beneath their dress, to curb the forwardness of the ambassadors. [7] And so all the Persians were killed. When his embassy failed to return, Magabasus, not knowing what had happened, dispatched Bubares with part of his army to the area on what he thought would be an easy campaign of little significance; [8] he did not deign to go in person, for fear of demeaning himself by taking on such a contemptible people in battle.

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