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January 1974
196 pages  

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Alexander the Great
Hamilton, J. R.
A new and incisive rexamination of Alexander’s life including his economic as well as military achievements.
J.R. Hamilton is associate professor of Classics at the University of Auckland.
“A sound study, sober in judgment, it is a volume which every public and academic (high school, college, university) library cannot afford not to possess.”—Choice

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In taking account of recent research and in reassesing the markedly contradictory contemporary sources, J.R. Hamilton present a far less attractive but no less compelling portrait of Alexander than Tarn’s classic study. The discussion ranges from Alexander’s Macedonian background and relations with Philip to his request for deification and his death, and the economic achievements of his reign are stressed alongside the military.


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