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Alexander the Great

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history

Alexander the Great

By

Robin lane fox (1946

First published by Allen Lane 1973

Published by penguin books (USA ) in October 2004

There in nothing impossible to him who will try (Alexander the Great

Introduction

It is an immense task to relate the story of the world ‘s most successful conqueror in 553 pages but Robin Lane Fox manages to narrate the tale of Alexander the Great in a way no other author ever has . A story that has been repeated over and over again , and every account of [banner_entry_middle]

the life of Alexander the Great has many versions which is somewhat shrouded in mystery , with elements of ambiguity

Main Body

Fox manages to find a completely new angle on the intriguing account of the history ‘s most enigmatic leader , putting aside mundane details and stiff diction used by historians and instead using the evidence and facts and enveloping them with all the energy , passion and vigor which the incredible account of Alexander ‘s life deserves . Born in 336 BC Alexander became the king of Macedonia at the age of 20 , from there on he established an empire far greater then any other conqueror could ever even think of , he was the only military leader who was never defeated in any battle . The book has all the dramatic and tragic elements to make it seem like a work of fiction but the historically accurate details and facts used by the author makes this book a reliable source for historical information

Fox really made a reader see what Alexander ‘s times was like and how the people belonging to his times were like , he plunges into the depths of this man ‘s desires in a desperate need to narrate to the reader what motivated this young King to conquer the world . The account of Cleitus ‘s murder by Alexander is an exceptionally well written part Mr . Fox writes that the gist of the taunts that resulted in his murder can still be recovered today . The in the book about various aspects of the surroundings whether it be nature or interiors is superb the author really wants the reader to experience the times and events of Alexander the Great

Every chapter narrates the famous battles and conquests making them even more interesting with myths and legends related to them . Fox not only gives the report of the events happening at that time but also comments on how they affected the later civilizations . He writes about the various events that took place during Alexander ‘s life and what changes his conquests brought about in the world

However there are shortcomings in the book as well for instance the author does not analyze the militarily tactics , all historians agree that military tactics show the true brilliance of Alexander the great also the battle of Granicus is described very briefly and the accepted by most historians is rejected by Fox where he says that it never took place as is told , but Alexander and… [banner_entry_footer]

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