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He is the father of the internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute. It is very hard to have known the Persians without loving them, which I think he did. I learned new things about old history.

I doubt there’s a more detailed book on Alexander out there. 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 conquistafor 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.

The author’s “vast erudition 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 Alexander’s time whose descendants are credited with having influenced early Buddhist Gandharan iconography.

Greek culture, trade, language, art, upbringing, wlejandro embers of Hellenism”. Bonaparte never shed tears of remorse for those who died in his cause, and was in every point of comparison a far lesser man than Alexander.

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

Granted there was Frederick the Great of Prussia, who began the road that led Germany to conquistdaor a superpower at the turn of the 20th Century, but there is also Herod the Great. Alexander has always been a fascinating figure to me. But very boring in parts.

As a queen bee, he was only as good as his hive. I would have preferred less emphasis on the battles and more on the day-to-day life, but that’s a small criticism. Then also there are very many names and characters of no consequence. Okay Hitler did the same with Europe, but the difference was that Hitler had tanks and planes, whereas Alexander was limited to horses and chariots.

However he went east, not west but then I have already explained the reason behind that. Apr 26, Bobby24 rated it it was amazing. At the end of the book, Alexander defeats his worst enemy, Darius III, the ruler of the Persian empire and unites the whole greek empire. 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.


Alexander the Great

Such a bore I could not finish it. Throughout the book, the readers learn tons of information about the creation of the greek empire and its rulers king Philip II and Alexander, his son.

Greece had stood up to and defeated the Persians, and while the Persians had backed off somewhat, there was always that ongoing influence in Greek affairs. Professor Fox brought to life the ancient history of Alexander’s conquests. However it is very informative and thorough so if you are an historian or a fan of Alexander I guess this book may be of value to you. His achievements were unparalleled – he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East.

While there was quite a long interlude between the defeat at Platea and the conquest of Alexander, there was always a tension between the two powers. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Was it appropriate to give them the air time Professor Fox did? In doing so, Greek became the lingua franca of the region, and resulted in the New Testament being written in the language.

Paperbackpages. Fox has constructed his life of Alexander from all the known sources, but questions each so thoroughly, asking whether it sounds reasonable or not, could there have been motivating factors that would have caused this interpretation of this event, and who was the author, and then unlike many othersexplaining his personal interpretation based on the context, historical facts, motivational factors, etc.

View all 3 comments. Jan 14, Hesamul Haque rated it it was amazing. It’s easy to get lost in the multitude of names, ancient places, and the digressions of the author.

In a way that threat had to be put out of the way for good and thus instead of simply defending the Greek civilisation from Persian incursions, Alexander went out to put an end to the threat for good. 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.

When we get into the ‘revenge’ that Macedons and Greeks need to pa Robin Lane Fox has the very rare talent of epic storyteller, yet combined with a lifetime of dedication to historical studies. One gets little sense of the character of Alexander or Hephaistion or other of Alexander’s Companions, but with so little documentary evidence and at such a great remove in history it would be dishonest of any historian to pretend to such knowledge.


From award-winning historian Robin Lane Fox, Alexander the Great searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. 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.

Despite the fact that some parts of the story seem fictional, this story is undoubtedly a true story. This is a comprehensive read, and I believe that all fix who a I took such a long time to finish this, but it is so worth it. One can only imagine what he might have achieved had he lived. However Alexander’s revolution actually, it was his father Phillip’s was to create the professional soldier.

If you can keep the names and places straight, and not get lost in the digressions, this is the authoritative book on Aejandro the Great. Consuistador my years in the Middle East–Iran, Arabia, Algeria, and Greece Near East I had accumulated a train of experiences that held onto me like the tentacles of a gentle octopus, un-constraining, un-suffocating—just attached and always tugging me away from other horizons such as the Orient, India, South America, at least for living and working in those places.

Oct 22, Rohit Varma rated it really liked it. The ruthlessness, the purges, murderous fits of drunken temper, the war crimes by today’s standards – none are glossed over. Sep 27, Mac magn it it was amazing.

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A moving tale and incredibly factual, it is the best book I have ever found about this incredible figure in history. Oct 28, Sarah rated it really liked it.

Alexander is known for extending Greek culture well into the east, but he also appeared to have a melting pot goal in mind, a blending of Greek and eastern culture to be accomplished by resettlement and intermarriage.