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Robin Lane Fox has the very rare talent of epic storyteller, yet combined with a lifetime of dedication to historical studies. But I am glad that I chose to read a biography of Alexander, Alexander was a great leader, fearless, powerful, optimistic, respecting women and I also found him introvert at times and highly dedicated towards his work.

Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, Alexander the Great brings this colossal figure vividly to life. It contains a HUGE amount of information, but even so the author has a habit of presuming that you already have certain knowledge, or that you will magically be able to understand why he draws the conclusions he has.

May 21, Andrew rated it liked it. However, my least favorite part was when Alexander died in BC in Babylon. Sep 27, Mac rated it it was amazing. Overall, this book teaches the readers a lot about the ruler who united the greek empire. I still have this fantastic biography on my shelves at home. Throughout 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 I still have this fantastic biography on my shelves at home.

However, we are looking at Alexander and not Herod. When he died in BC aged thirty-two, his 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. Many of them were conscripts that were taken from their lands, given weapons, and told to fight. I am not a classicist; I am not really interested in Mediterranean history nor in warriors or tales of conquest.

The Hellenistic Age makes little sense without knowledge of who Alexander was and what he did. Aug 14, Lilly rated it really liked it. Oct 21, Greg James rated it it was amazing. This is not an absolute truth though as during this intervening period we see the rise and decline of the Hellenistic society. Apr 03, Mia Sebti is currently reading it. At the time of his death, Alexander was making plans for an invasion of Arabia and for advances west toward the Atlantic Ocean.


Who murdered Alexander’s mother? He really succeeds in bringing the world of Alexander to life, but he never veers off into imagination or speculation – he constantly reminds readers of how little there is left, how much is still unknown. While other powers, such as Persia, could raise a large army, they were not professional soldiers. This wonderfully written book traces Alexander’s life from Macedonia to India and back to Babylon. When he died in BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India.

Given that cavalry was a key component of Alexander’s battle plans, this understanding equipped Professor Fox to better explain how the battles were fought. For me, this was a negative.

Not your average biography.

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

Amazing how the author was so young but so knowledgeable when he wrote it. This is, as the dust jacket tells us, “a magnificent, compelling epic”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I couldn’t do it. Despite the fact xe some parts of the story seem fictional, this story is undoubtedly a true story.

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

How did Alexander die? I have tried a number of books that novelise ancient events, and in many cases have not been too thrilled with them.

One can only imagine what he might have achieved had he lived. In many ways it is a story outlining the conquests of Alexander and exploring many of the themes behind it and exploring the character of the conqueror. I doubt there’s a more detailed book on Alexander mzgno there.

This is a comprehensive read, and I believe that all those alenandro a I took such a long time to finish this, but it is so worth it. Matno all 5 comments. I thought I would let it rest for a while but after picking it up again I realized my time here is limited and I do not intend on wasting it in boredom.


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. Mar 16, PizzaCaviar rated it did not like it.

Truth and Fiction in the BibleTravelling Heroes: Any yet, someone who left his hand on the world from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and beyond. Fox’s Alexander is so well written, so well illustrated with maps of battles and so well contextualized that I cannot imagine a better biography being written of Alexander without new discoveries in historical texts and archaeology that would throw fresh light aejandro the exploits of him and his Macedonians.

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.

Instead, he chose to defeat it in a land campaign by advancing down the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean and capturing port cities by land assault, counting on the large Persian army to hold off on attacking him while gathering its forces.

Their advance into Anatolia had been motivated by a conquistadof for revenge on the Persians for the predations of the Persian Wars in Greece and to liberate the Greek cities in Western Anatolia. Mar 23, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: Alexander had been a man of great sexual passions, both heterosexual and homosexual, and had given thought to deifying his deceased best friend, who apparently had also been a male lover.

View all 3 comments. The gambit worked; the Persian fleet gradually came over to Alexander’s side. Given that Alexander saw himself as a new Achilles, his desire to honor his friend just as Achilles had honored Patroclus is understandable.

Alexander is surely the only world-conquering hero who remains an attractive personality even under the close and fair minded scrutiny of a genius like Lane-Fox.