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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- patrina


This series is an excellent way to learn about the life and career is Alexander the Great. Robin lane fox is an excellent gui
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- Andyjn

Book Details

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