Skip to content

The Genius of Alexander the Great

By N. G. L. (Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière) Hammond, 1907-2001

By the time of his death in 323 B.C., Alexander III of Macedonia had built an empire that stretched from the eastern Mediterranean coast through Asia Minor and into the Indus valley. Even before his sudden death, Alexander had achieved mythical status throughout his kingdom, and in the centuries that followed his life became the subject of countless chronicles and biographies.

N. G. L. Hammond, the foremost expert on ancient Macedonian history, here presents a new account of Alexander's fabled career. Based on a thorough analysis of the ancient sources and enriched by a lifetime of research, Hammond's narrative pronounces the Macedonian conqueror a man truly deserving of the title Alexander the Great.

According to Hammond, Alexander was a visionary statesman and general, the force behind a kingdom which rose above racism and nationalism to enjoy peace and prosperity. His intellect and charismatic personality, which earned him the respect, admiration, and devotion of his subjects, also help explain Alexander's endurance as a source of fascination into the present day.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 938.07 Ham, Nonfiction
1 available at North Main
  • HISTORY Ham, Nonfiction
1 available at Southeast
  • 938.07 Ham, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1997

ISBN

0807823503


Format: Book
Author: Hammond, N. G. L. (Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière), 1907-2001
Title: The genius of Alexander the Great / N.G.L. Hammond.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Subject: Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Psychology. Philip II, King of Macedonia, 382-336 B.C. -- Influence. Generals -- Greece -- Biography Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Isbn: 0807823503 (cloth : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 938.07 Ham
Oclc: 35714806
Upc:
Bib Id: 32577

Format: Book
Author: Hammond, N. G. L. (Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière), 1907-2001
Title: The genius of Alexander the Great / N.G.L. Hammond.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Description: xii, [i], 220 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Psychology.
Subjects: Philip II, King of Macedonia, 382-336 B.C. -- Influence.
Subjects: Generals -- Greece -- Biography
Subjects: Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.
Subjects: Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [xiii]) and index.
LCCN: 96046881
ISBN: 0807823503 (cloth : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 938.07 Ham