Alexander the Great, as the name indicates had surely lived up to the mark in order to attain the name. He fought places and territories to end up with, and his efficiency and proficiency proved to be help which he had been planning to do. He possessed the skills of dreaming, planning, and strategizing on a hefty platform in order to allow him to win battles that went uncountable. Aristotle was his teacher, but had well-known disagreements with other philosophers; the king had never lost a battle in his 15 years of invasion.
Around 70 cities have had the name called after him. He had met his wife and fell in love at the initial spark itself. The reason for the death f the ruler is still unknown, as some believe that he was killed, whereas some others still think that he died of malaria.
As for his physical appearance; he had curly hair that was dark blonde. The forehead was apparent, with a short jutting chin with a reddish skin complexion. Alexander had one dark brown eye and one blue eye and it was mentioned himself.
The book is published as an authoritative biography of Alexander described by the famous historian Philip Freeman. Alexander’s amazing achievements and insight into the experimental character of the great hero are emphasized. Alexander could be trivial and upright, brutal and kindhearted, spontaneous and intuitive. Above all, he was fierce and powerful and high-spirited and could not even think of losing anything in the world. According to the author, in the absence of Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would not have been as great as it was. The actual objective of Alexander was not to disperse Greek culture for favorable purposes but instead to amalgamate his realm. Very few of the humans in history have influenced history as Alexander did and that is why he continues to mesmerize each and every one of us even today.
The story describes the aftermath of Alexander’s death. He died at a very early age of 32 years. During the time of his death, he had his kingdom extended from the Adriatic Sea in the West to India in the East. In an extraordinary conciliation, the kingship was granted to two of his heirs. One was a mentally challenged half-brother, Philip III, and the other a toddler son, Alexander IV, born after his death. The conditions worsened when the Macedonian generals of Alexander took over the control of the kingdom prompted by self longing for supremacy and the legend that Alexander gave up. The most captivating and cunning challenger was Alexander’s previous Greek secretary, who enrolled a general himself, who would be the influential cause in the wobbly fortunes of the royal family. The author brings to life the aggressive rivalry and the fighting back for being in charge of the Greek world’s supreme territory.
The book is actually written in the form of a biography in order to change the understanding of Alexander’s personality and inspiration. He had been understood as a multi-tasking human, significant, astoundingly enthusiastic to pardon the foes and the sinful wife. He had understood the significance of comprehending his own story, his memories, read aloud from deporting on St. Helena, became the solo bestseller of the nineteenth century. He has tried to understand the depth of reality about Napoleon’s battle sites, revealed some documents in records, and even made a long journey by boat to St. Helena. The biography is domineering, intuitive, and delightfully delivered by one of the leading historians.
A commoner or a general reader would be much unaware about who the real Alexander was. Reading through the book, the learner finds out the real story behind Alexander, one of the most powerful, accomplished, and lauded conquerors in ancient history. The ruler was at his youthful state when he lost his life and he had to leave behind the vast empire that he had conquered along with a variety of people, religions, cultures, customs, and tons of problems. The book digs deep into the reality of who Alexander was.
Alexander the Great had restrained the map of the ancient world to construct a kingdom that extended from the Adriatic Sea to the Indian subcontinent, byways of the conclusion of his petite existence. The success of Alexander was not only dependent upon him alone, but it was also the added effort of his father along with his own mastermind and impatient liveliness. The depiction of Philip II of Macedon as the old man with only an eye in history was assassinated and succeeded by Alexander to allow him to rise to power. The king had been trying hard to unite the country and conquer Greece. His son received all the fortune at the right instance to be at a heightened splendor. The combined effort of Philip and Alexander completely altered the fragile empire into a kingdom that spread and extended throughout the world thereby changing the course of history. This is wonderfully illustrated by the master historian in the prescribed book.
The author judges the life of Alexander with reference to his own and takes into account all the possible challenges of the time. The way the author has expressed the ruler was, as a man of inquisitiveness and fascination about science and journeying. He was also found to be interested in arts and considered Iliad by Homer as a holy book and something to be turned upon. He very carefully increased the spread of the kingdom and took time to understand the importance of different religions followed by the new subjects in the territory. A hardened defeater in his short life span had constructed one of the largest empires up to that point in history. He was known for his act of cruelty as he overvalued war and was involved in pathetic acts of unkindness. There are still debating factors continuing with regard to the death of Alexander the Great. Some believe that he had a natural death due to fever and some think of it the other way round that he had been killed by his marshals due to his unbearable tyrant behavior. He was well-known for the kind of life he led and for the empire he had built. It was spread across the world from the backwater kingdom of Macedonia to the Hellenic world, Persia, and eventually to India. He was a conqueror and he wanted the whole world to be under his empowerment. He had taken different forms during various time periods such as; an exemplar of knightly chivalry in the Middle Ages; and a star of Renaissance paintings and even resembled an English gentleman by the early twentieth century.
Another mostly unfamiliar part of the character of Alexander is portrayed in the book. It was initially and originally published in Greece years back. The happenings starting from the age of 15 till his death at 32 are covered here. The achievements start with the taming of the Bucephalus, the horse. The way of the book is expressed from the point of view of the neighbor of the king who admired him so much and wished to be like him. He ultimately becomes a guard in the ruler’s army and sets off his crusade to triumph over the world. The book is well suited for youth as well as adults and is aimed at educating and providing with necessary instructions to the reader. The Greek legendary tradition was amalgamated with the manuscripts obtained from the historical collection in order to create a completely sanctified version of the ruler.
To be of concern to the name, the ruler who conquered most parts of the world was considered a real military genius. Even though he had only 13 years of existence as the king of Macedon, he had conquered the world through rigorous warfare. For most of his life, he dedicated himself to agitations which helped to take up a major portion of the world. Most of the books published about him are kind of biographies. But the current book joins the narrative of the course of all the campaigns that Alexander had done and became victorious because of his tactics and strategies.
Alexander the Great is the world’s most celebrated man in history, and many believe that he was the greatest unprecedented military mastermind. His life was spent mostly campaigning during his whole 13-year rule as the ruler of Macedonia. During the period he never had the taste of defeat and won over every big and small place known. There had been a large variety of authors writing about the King’s biography and life; but there had been only very few of the books about the importance and hard work by the Macedonian army; without them the victory would not have been possible at all for him. The complete analysis of the army is being carried out in the current publication including the analysis of the recruitment, equipment, organization, tactics, command, and control of the fighting arms. Certain archeological evidence to support the strength is also incorporated along with the meticulous representation of the army.
The story of the knight happened during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This was considered the period of time that witnessed the victory of Edward III and the Black Prince subsequent to the fall of Richard III which occurred in the Bosworth Field. The book is instructive as well as interesting. The heroic accomplishments and the knightly rules of demeanor could be submissive along with the random bloodshed of the ‘chevauchée’ and the devastations of the ‘free companies’ are one of the principal matters of interest in the book.