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Ghost on the Throne free pdf When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs--a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his death--were jointly granted the kingship. But six of Alexander's Macedonian generals, spurred by their own thirst for power and the legend that Alexander bequeathed his rule "to the strongest," fought to gain supremacy. Perhaps their most fascinating and conniving adversary was Alexander's former Greek secretary, Eumenes, now a general himself, who would be the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. James Romm, professor of classics at Bard College, brings to life the cutthroat competition and the struggle for control of the Greek world's greatest empire.

About James Romm

James Romm is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written two books on the ancient Greek world, "The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought" and "Herodotus," and edited Arrian's "Campaigns of Alexander, " part of the distinguished Landmark series of works by ancient Greek historians. www.jamesromm.com

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Author : James Romm
Publisher : Random House Canada
Data Published : 13 November 2012
ISBN : 0307456609
EAN : 9780307456601
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 389 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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