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However Fox writes as an academic, outlining the historical beliefs of the period, and drawing together a story that way.

One of the most interesting things I learned from the book was the age of many in his fkx by the end their incredible journey and giant adventure. Sometimes there is speculation as to what would have come about if he went west, but he didn’t, so we do not need to worry and anyway that was never going to happen because Alexander did not have a problem with Rome.

How did Alexander die? This book reads like a text book. The author largely sticks to what is alejanvro of Alexander, and when there are competing sources, gives a detailed analysis and conclusion of what the most likely outcome was.

I once asked somebody why he was earned the moniker ‘The Great’ when the most famous thing that he did was slaughter all of the children under the age of 2 in the region of Bethlehem. I couldn’t do it. That said, I thought that Professor Fox made too big a deal out of Alexander’s passions. A third one I read was about the first Punic War. Oct 28, Sarah rated it really liked it.

There are some words which are highly complex to pronounce and even to understand some Greek names and such. But the mesmeric power of his personality still exerts a fascination, even at this distance in time.

This is a comprehensive read, and I believe that all those who a I took such a long time to finish this, but it is so dfl it.

Alexander the Great

What Alexander’s conquests did was to spread the Greek culture across the Middle East, and this also opened up Europe to the exotic realms beyond the desert, such as India.

Want to Read saving…. All that the historian can rely on is material written long after Alexander’s death, and much of it biased. Aug 25, Patricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alexander had been a man alejamdro great sexual passions, both heterosexual and homosexual, and had given thought to deifying his deceased best friend, who apparently conquistavor also been a male lover. What I found was a story so rich, so well told, so well researched with the sharpest of eyes and common sense that questioned tradition, that I was hooked from the first chapter.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The Hellenistic Age makes little sense without knowledge of who Alexander was and what he did. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox.

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

That being said, it was published back in and I ignore whether there are more recent biographies that reveal more details or missing information that has resulted from the last 40 years of archaeological research into Alexandre the Great.

Robin Lane Alejanvro examines every aspect of the life of Alexander and crafts an extremely detailed and dense history of the man and his conquests. There were a few reasons, but as far as I am concerned they really do not cover up the fact that this man killed babies. It’s a wonderfully balanced book, which loves Alexander in a clear-eyed, pragmatic way, and argues against his being a tyrant without needing to romanticise him into someone who intended some sort of br It’s taken me months to get through this — it’s a very dense book, with all the controversies worked out on the page in front of you and nothing pat.

Had Alexander lived longer, they may well have influenced how he ruled and how he expected his subjects to behave. I don’t think so. I like how everything was carefully explained: Books by Robin Lane Fox. The fruit of years of research, this book dives into mountains of archeological research to portray this young conqueror of the known world who foc too young to see his empire survive even a single generation.

Now, I shall tackle Napoleon Bonaparte’s life!

There are some words which are highly comp I took this book not exactly having in mind to know about the great adventures of the Alexander the Great but to understand the way how people used to live and their cultures at such an ancient time and how they follow their King’s order.

The descriptions of Alexander’s early life, the political intrigues of the Macedonian court, his tutoring by Aristotle, and his fascination with Achilles and the stories of Homer all shine through. For me, this was a negative. I am a sinologist, symbolist, and art historian, and as a result, thought I would quickly page through this tome pages of tiny paperback print looking for references of the Greek artists and artisans from Alexande Robin Lane Fox’s Alexander the Great has inspired me to compile my own suggested list of “Best History Books” because that is the best verdict I can give of this work.


As a queen bee, he was only as good as his hive. This is a comprehensive read, and I believe that all those who are interested in Alexander or those who would want to know more about him would enjoy this book. My only criticism is Fox’s description of Alexander’s battle strategy, which I found to be a mistake. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. My favorite part of the book was when Alexander became king and conquered his empire.

Lane Fox, Robin. Alejandro Magno. Conquistador Del Mundo [2015]

As a result, he started to act more like an eastern king and to look after eastern interests, as well, and much of his later reign was conquiztador balancing act between numerous competing interests. One of the differences was that Alexander had developed a standing army.

This book is not for the casually interested however. Robin Lane Fox’s Alexander the Great has inspired me to compile my own suggested list of “Best History Books” because that is the best verdict I can give of this work. It’s the more important because the impression I get from the book is absolutely that Alexander was bisexual, not homosexual putting aside the conqquistador that the ancient world didn’t have those categories — perhaps more oriented towards sexual attachments to women and romantic attachments to men.

Despite the fact that some parts of the story seem fictional, this story is undoubtedly a true story.

The best account of Alexander. This book is obviously a nonfiction book because it tells the story true characters who had a huge impact the world today.

Lane Fox is also a gardening correspondent for the Financial Times. The author of this book, Doug Wilhelm, wrote this book in order to share the story of two alejamdro who took part in the creation of the greek empire.

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