By Waldemar Heckel, J. C. Yardley
This resource publication offers new translations of an important historical writings at the lifestyles and legacy of Alexander the good. offers finished assurance of Alexander, from his relatives history to his army conquests, demise and legacy. contains big extracts of texts written by means of historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.A basic creation and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.Also incorporates a bibliography of contemporary works, visible resources and a map of Alexander'sexpedition.
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5] When Amyntas left, Alexander also called the women away from the banquet for a short while, ostensibly to have them made up more attractively and bring them back more desirable.  He put in their place some young men dressed as women and told them to use their swords, which they carried beneath their dress, to curb the forwardness of the ambassadors.  And so all the Persians were killed. When his embassy failed to return, Magabasus, not knowing what had happened, dispatched Bubares with part of his army to the area on what he thought would be an easy campaign of little significance;  he did not deign to go in person, for fear of demeaning himself by taking on such a contemptible people in battle.
2a, below. The vexed question of the ethnic background of the Macedonians has produced numerous discussions, many of them not entirely free of political bias; for the arguments concerning the ancient Greeks and Macedonians have been used to serve the nationalistic pretensions of contemporary politicians. The mere fact that Vlasidis and Karakostanoglou (1995) was distributed to all delegates at the Sixth International Conference on Ancient Macedonia in 1996 attests to modern concerns with the views of ancient historians; see also Tritle (1998) and Danforth (1995) for the contemporary issues; cf.
5] That was why Alexander had gone with his mother to his uncle in Epirus, and after that to the kings of Illyria,  and he was with difficulty reconciled with his father, when Philip recalled him, and barely persuaded to return by the entreaties of his relatives.  Olympias was also trying to induce her brother Alexander, the king of Epirus, to go to war, and she would have succeeded if Philip had not forestalled him by giving him his daughter in marriage.  It is thought that Olympias and her son, their wrath stimulated by these exasperations, incited Pausanias to proceed to so heinous a crime while he was making his complaints about the abuse going unpunished.