The Modern Scholar: Alexander of Macedonia

  • by Robin Lane Fox
  • Narrated by Robin Lane Fox
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Alexander the Great is the most famous king and conqueror known in the ancient world. In his lifetime, he was given honors equal to those of the gods. After his death, he became a legend and the "Alexander Romance" became the best-selling fiction of the medieval world.
Esteemed Professor Robin Lane Fox has made the study of Alexander of Macedon the focus of his brilliant career. In these lectures, Professor Fox answers questions about Alexander that have percolated throughout history: Why did Alexander succeed? What was he like? How did he change the world and its history?


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the modern scholar Alexander of Macedonia

A detailed look at the life and times of this fascinating figure, a lot of interesting thoughts and ideas from looking at writings of the times, the politics of the area both before, during and after his life. The life and times of Philip of Macedon, Alexander's father, was shown to be essential to Alexander's later triumphs
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Ancient History Brought To Life

I have downloaded three (so far) Modern Scholars audiobooks and they have all been of a high standard, both educational and interesting. Useful also is the study guide that can be downloaded with most of these audiobooks.
This Alexander audiobook is presented by Robin Lane Fox, one of the great authorities on Alexander of Macedonia (or Alexander the Great, as he has come to be known). Alexander's father, Philip, conquered Greece and when Alexander succeeded him he extended the empire into Persia and India. When he died, the eastern part of his empire collapsed. However, the western part persevered and we refer to this as the Hellenistic period.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books