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Alexander the Great The Norton LibraryUt the spread of Greek civilization throughout the world was his greatest legacy Wilcken's book captures Alexander's true achievements and influen. Excellent biography of Alexander the Great which should be obvious given that it was written in early 1930s Germany Nazis and is still in print today Wilcken portrays Alexander as having two central characteristics longing and idealism His longing was the ever increasing desire to see what's over the next hill He was never content with what he had and always wanted foreshadowings of Hitler or just a Romantic soul at work His idealism was the vision of a unified state of mixed Macedonian and Iranian culture no Hitler esue racial purity there Wilcken's writing style or at least the translator's is clear and fluid easy and enjoyable to read The obvious major problem is that the scholarship is 80 years out of date and this book is best read side by side with Robin Lane Fox's bio Alexander the Great or Peter Green's Alexander The Great And The Hellenistic Age

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review Alexander the Great (The Norton Library) 103 ✓ The Norton edition of Ulrich Wilcken's distinguished biography has made available for almost three decades a classic study enhanced with a modern scholars notes bibliography and introduction to Alexander studies Alexander the Great as an empire conueror continues to capture the imaginThe Norton edition of Ulrich Wilcken's distinguished biography has made available for almost three decades a classic study enhanced with a modern. This is a shorter account of Alexander the Great's life but also less interesting or insightful that that of Robin Lee Fox I'd advise going with Robin instead This one is rather dry and a resuscitation of facts rather than an exploration of the man behind the legend

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Scholars notes bibliography and introduction to Alexander studies Alexander the Great as an empire conueror continues to capture the imagination b. I am not the type who can get through a massive dry history and so thankfully this kept the pace pretty uick and interesting The book itself was only 325 pages You can tell that the author had his biases and sometimes it seems a bit heavy on hagiography For better or worse it doesn't read like academic history in 2016 whether because of its style or because of its fairly cavalier way of categorizing cultures But I enjoyed it and if you want a concise noteworthy biography of Alexander the Great this is worth a read