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Alexander of Macedonia by Robin Lane Fox

Alexander of Macedonia

The World Conquered

by Robin Lane Fox

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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?

Lecture 1   Perspective and Sources

Lecture 2    Alexander's Youth in Philip's Kingdom

Lecture 3    Alexander's Ascendancy

Lecture 4    Into Persia

Lecture 5    Facing Darius

Lecture 6    The Son of Zeus

Lecture 7    Victory at Gaugamela

Lecture 8    Court Style and Conspiracy

Lecture 9    Homogeneity

Lecture 10    Alexander in India

Lecture 11    The Feared Makran Desert

Lecture 12    Alexander's Vision

Lecture 13    The Cult of Alexander

Lecture 14    Death and Beyond

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