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This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great. It provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy. It includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers. This book presents a general introduction and introductions to each chapter set the sources in context. It also includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander's expedition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631228202
ISBN-10: 0631228209
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 174mm x 27mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Waldemar Heckel

Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. He was a founding editor of the Ancient History Bulletin and is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Last Days and Testament of Alexander the Great (1988), The Marshals of Alexander's Empire (1992), and The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002). J. C. Yardley is Professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa and a past President of the Classical Association of Canada. His publications include translations of Quintus Curtius' History of Alexander, Livy 31-40, and Justin's Epitome of Trogus. His latest work is Justin and Pompeius Trogus (2003).

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