Exploring the events that inspired the movie blockbuster Alexander the Great, this book examines the rise and fall of the great Empires of the Classical world. The leaders, battles and military technologies that dominated the wars between Greece and Persia, Alexander's conquests and the Greek civil wars are all examined in detail, and their historical significance is discussed. This book contains material previously published in Essential Histories volumes 26, 27 and 36, as well as a new chapter focusing on the modern treatment of Ancient Greece in film and theatre.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Dr Philip de Souza FRHistS is the author of numerous articles and essays on Greek and Roman history, and Lecturer in Classics at University College Dublin. Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. He has written numerous articles on the history of Alexander the Great. Victor Davis Hanson is a Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and is author of some 16 books on Greek and military history. He is currently a columnist for National Review Online. Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Exeter University. He works and publishes on Greek socio-cultural history, particularly the reception of antiquity in the arts and modern popular culture. He has recently worked as a historical advisor on Oliver Stone's movie "Alexander".