By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley
This resource ebook provides new translations of crucial historical writings at the existence and legacy of Alexander the nice. presents finished insurance of Alexander, from his family members history to his army conquests, demise and legacy. comprises huge extracts of texts written through historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.A common advent and introductions to every bankruptcy set the assets in context.Also contains a bibliography of contemporary works, visible resources and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.
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2(g) MACEDONIAN BACKGROUND 11 fore left the party, and on entering his own quarters a little later he wrote Alexander a letter about the plot hatched against him, entrusted the letter to his own people for delivery to the king, and committed suicide. He had acted unwisely in accepting the challenge to single combat, but far more foolishly in putting an end to his life,  and so, many of his critics, rebuking him for his stupidity, said that it was a cruel thing to have great physical strength and little intelligence.
2e–j. 3–4 As for Alexander, it was believed that he feared a brother born to his stepmother as a rival for the throne, and that this had occasioned his quarrelling at a banquet, first with Attalus and then with Philip himself,  so acrimoniously that Philip lunged at him with sword drawn and was only just prevailed upon not to kill his son by the entreaties of his friends. 5–10 But the malaise that reigned in the women’s quarters because of Philip’s marriages and love affairs in some way infected the realm, and the domestic upsets occasioned numerous reproaches and bitter antagonisms.
Archelaus was assassinated and a period of turmoil ensued, resulting in the accession of Amyntas III in 392. Although he was briefly driven out by the Illyrians, he endured in the kingship until his death in 369. 9 The MSS have Euryone, but Eurynoë is more likely to be correct. 10 For their role in the events that followed the death of Perdiccas III, see Ellis (1973). 11 Ptolemy of Alorus, who served as regent for Perdiccas III (368–365). 12 Epaminondas and Pelopidas were the greatest of the Thebans.
Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (Blackwell Sourcebooks in Ancient History) by Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley