Alexander the Great provides a concise introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. Richard Stoneman uses primary and modern sources, together with archaeological and numismatic evidence to shed light on this influential figure. Key topics discussed include:
*The Macedonian background
*Alexander's education and beliefs
*Alexander's conquests overseas
*How far Alexander's aims differed from his achievements
*Alexander's influence in antiquity
The second edition has been updated throughout to take into consideration recent research and the current state of research on the Persian Empire. Also included is an expanded bibliography and a new new Index.