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The Sweet Girl
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The Sweet Girl

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Random House, 2012. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

To Mythistorema Tou Alexandrou / The Greek Alexander Romance [ Kodix 5 Hellenikou Institoutou Venetias.

By Pseudo-Callisthenes [Trachoulias, Nikoletta S]

Athens: Exandas Publications /Hellenikon Institouton Vyzantinon kai Metavyzantinon Spoudon., 1997. Exceptional book containing a facsimile editon of Codex Gr. 5 held at the Venice Hellenic Institute. Manuscript in Byzantine Greek and copiuusly ilustrated. Introduction by Nicolette S. Trahoulias, with captions in Modern Greek and English. 440p. illus [col] Extremely oversize volume [17x12x2 inches] and weiging 4.5 kg - almost 9 lbs - this may cost more than average to send to you. A stunning gift book for a Byzantine scholar!. First Thus. Hardcover. As New/Fine. 44 x 30 x 5.

$725.00

Darius in the Shadow of Alexander
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Darius in the Shadow of Alexander

By Briant, Pierre

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. "The last of Cyrus the Great's dynastic inheritors and the legendary enemy of Alexander the Great, Darius III ruled over a Persian Empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Indus River. Yet despite being the most powerful king of his time, Darius remains an obscure figure. As Pierre Briant explains in the first book ever devoted to the historical memory of Darius III, the little that is known of him comes primarily from Greek and Roman sources, which often present him in an unflattering light, as a decadent Oriental who lacked the masculine virtues of his Western adversaries. Influenced by the Alexander Romance as they are, even the medieval Persian sources are not free of harsh prejudices against the king Dara, whom they deemed deficient in the traditional kingly virtues. Ancient Classical accounts construct a man who is in every respect Alexander's opposite--feeble-minded, militarily inept, addicted to pleasure, and vain. When Darius's wife and children are captured by Alexander's forces at the Battle of Issos, Darius is ready to ransom his entire kingdom to save them--a devoted husband and father, perhaps, but a weak king. While Darius seems doomed to be a footnote in the chronicle of Alexander's conquests, in one respect it is Darius who has the last laugh. For after Darius's defeat in 331 BCE, Alexander is described by historians as becoming ever more like his vanquished opponent: a Darius-like sybarite prone to unmanly excess". 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great
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Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great

By Bosworth, A. B.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. The reign of Alexander the Great of Macedon witnessed the military conquest of the Persian Empire by the Macedonian army, the physical transit of the known world from the Danube to the Indus and the beginnings of the mass migration which was to expand the horizons of hellenism far into the Near East. In this book, the author attempts an up-to-date survey of the period in all its aspects. The title reflects two main focuses: the process by which empire was acquired and the means by which the conquered territory was controlled, exploited and administered. The campaigns of Alexander in Europe and Asia are chronicled in detail in Part One. Although much of the emphasis of the book, thanks to the Alexander-centred writers of antiquity, is on episodes where the king is protagonist, the discussion attempts to widen the perspective and examine the impact of the reign at all levels. There is a detailed account of the Greek mainland, explaining what Macedonian suzerainty implied and how the various city states adapted to it, and a survey of the individual components of empire and the largely haphazard system of administration that evolved after conquest. The Macedonian army is examined in its role as the instrument of conquest, and its evolution during the reign is analyzed. Finally, there is an essay on the origins of the ruler cult. These more detailed thematic studies complement and enlarge upon the running narrative of campaigns and events, to present full coverage in breadth and depth. 330p, maps, bibliography, index. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.50

Alexandros o Makedonas : O Megas Stratelates Tis Istorias 356-323 p.x.

By Green, Peter

Athens: Dioptra, 2014. Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent interest in the brotherhood of man, sometimes as a brute interest in the exercise of power. Green, a Cambridge-trained classicist who is also a novelist, portrays Alexander as both a complex personality and a single-minded general, a man capable of such diverse expediencies as patricide or the massacre of civilians. Green describes his Alexander as "not only the most brilliant (and ambitious) field commander in history, but also supremely indifferent to all those administrative excellences and idealistic yearnings foisted upon him by later generations, especially those who found the conqueror, tout court, a little hard upon their liberal sensibilities."This biography begins not with one of the universally known incidents of Alexander's life, but with an account of his father, Philip of Macedonia, whose many-territoried empire was the first on the continent of Europe to have an effectively centralized government and military. What Philip and Macedonia had to offer, Alexander made his own, but Philip and Macedonia also made Alexander form an important context for understanding Alexander himself. Yet his origins and training do not fully explain the man. After he was named hegemon of the Hellenic League, many philosophers came to congratulate Alexander, but one was conspicuous by his absence: Diogenes the Cynic, an ascetic who lived in a clay tub.Piqued and curious, Alexander himself visited the philosopher, who, when asked if there was anything Alexander could do for him, made the famous reply, "Don't stand between me and the sun." Alexander's courtiers jeered, but Alexander silenced them: "If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes." This remark was as unexpected in Alexander as it would be in a modern leader. For the general reader, the book, redolent with gritty details and fully aware of Alexander's darker side, offers a gripping tale of Alexander's career. Full backnotes, fourteen maps, and chronological and genealogical tables serve readers with more specialized interests.. Reissue. French Wraps. New Book from Greece. Illus. by Trans. Michalis Delengos .

$45.00

The Search For Alexander : A Supplement to the Catalogue 5 March to 10 July 1983 [Press Release Package]

By Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1983. Folder containing Press release dated February 14th 1983 containing fact sheets and photographs relating to the planned exhibition at the ROM from 5 March - 10 July 1983. Contents clean and neat, but cover folder slightly soiled, else fine. 1st.Can Ed.. Folder. Near Fine.

$20.00

Alexandrou Vios Life of Alexander

By Pseudocallisthenes

Athens: To Vima, 2008. Origianlly issued by Ekdoseis Patakis 1999. Translated and edited by Alexander Asonitis. Addendum: Margarita Zahariadou. Includes the original text and the translation in Modern Greek. 331p.. Reissue. Hardcover. As New/New.

$25.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography
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Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography

By Green, Peter

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1991. Translation into Greek of "Alexander of Macedon" For the general reader, the book, redolent with gritty details and fully aware of Alexander's darker side, offers a gripping tale of Alexander's career. Full backnotes, fourteen maps, and chronological and genealogical tables serve readers with more specialized interests.. Reissue. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

The Search For Alexander : A Supplement to the Catalogue 5 March to 10 July 1983 - Royal Ontario MusuemExhibition

By Greece: Ministry of Culture & Sciences

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1983. A supplement containing items displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum on 1983 in addition to the items illustrated in the main Catalogue of the exhibition which toured North America 1980-1983 (which included material from the Vergina Tombs) . 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

A History of Macedonia
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A History of Macedonia

By Errington, R.Malcolm

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1993. 320p. bibliography,index. Owner inscription on ffep, else fine.nr . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$30.00

The Sweet Girl
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The Sweet Girl

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Random House, 2012. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

Tyrant - Storm of Arrows

By Cameron, Christian

London: Orion, 2009. Kineas, the Athenian cavalry commander, has come a long way since being dismissed from the army of Alexander and vengefully exiled by his own city. Together, his mercenary force and their Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But his destiny will not allow him to enjoy the fruits of victory for long. Far to the east, at the farthest edge of the Sea of Grass, Alexander is threatening to crush the Scythian hordes once and for all. The Lady Srayanka of the Cruel Hands, the Scythian warrior-princess who spurned a king's love to be at Kineas's side, is pledged to take her tribe east to help stop 'the monster' - and Kineas knows he has no choice but to follow, even if it means embracing the violent death in battle that he has seen prefigured in countless dreams. But long before he can confront the might of Alexander's army alongside his beloved Srayanka, he must undertake an epic journey, of breathtaking daring, taking an army through hundreds of miles of hostile terrain - towards his own appointment with fate.. Pbk. New.

$10.00

Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great

By Bosworth, A. B.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Exploring the processes and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon, this work focuses on the effect of his monarchy upon the world of his day. A narrative of the campaigns from the Danube to the Indus is complemented and enlarged upon by thematic studies. 330p,. maps bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$30.00

The Golden Mean
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The Golden Mean

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. A bold and captivating new novel of ancient Greece, from the celebrated, award-winning author of The Golden Mean. Pythias is her father's daughter, with eyes his exact shade of unlovely, intelligent grey. A slave to his own curiosity and intellect, Aristotle has never been able to resist wit in another--even in a girl child who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a life dictated by the womb. And oh his little Pytho is smart, able to best his own students in debate and match wits with a roomful of Athenian philosophers. Is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really be? Pythias must suffer that argument, but she is also (mostly) secure in her father's regard. But then Alexander dies a thousand miles from Athens, and sentiment turns against anyone associated with him, most especially his famous Macedonian-born teacher. Aristotle and his family are forced to flee to Chalcis, a garrison town. Ailing, mourning and broken in spirit, Aristotle soon dies. And his orphaned daughter, only 16, finds out that the world is a place of superstition, not logic, and that a girl can be played upon by gods and goddesses, as much as by grown men and women. To safely journey to a place in which she can be everything she truly is, Aristotle's daughter will need every ounce of wit she possesses, but also grace and the capacity to love.. First. French Wraps. New.

$10.00

Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder
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Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder

By Bose, Partha Sarathi

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Gotham Books, 2003. The chief marketing officer of an international consulting firm reveals how the strategy secrets of Alexander the Great can help you gain the competitive edge in today's tough business world. ... He built cities and cultures that still exist today. Perhaps the greatest military strategist, tactician, and ruler in history, Alexander the Great has been an enduring influence on world business and military leaders for thousands of years. Ted Turner keeps a bust of him in his office. General Norman Schwarzkopf credits his brilliant tactical strategies as the inspiration for his troops' approach to Desert Storm, including the Hail Mary flanking move that inflicted the final defeat on Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army. His innovative strategies and winning philosophies (Aristotle was his mentor) are as relevant today as they were in 330 B.C., and Partha Bose presents an intelligent, well-researched examination of Alexander's life, draws out the lessons, and shows how they've been applied in today's business environment. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover. As New.

$15.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Alexander the Great : The Death of a God
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Alexander the Great : The Death of a God

By Doherty, Paul

London, United Kingdom: Constable, 2004. What or Who Really Killed the Young Conqueror of the Known World? [Alternative title " The Death of Alexander the Great] May 323 BC Alexander of Macedon fell ill at Babylon. Ten days later, aged only 33, he was dead. In the previous decade this military genius from a small and unimpressive kingdom to the north west of Greece had raged like a wolf through the Persian empire, conquering the lands of the Middle East, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, his armies penetrating into western Pakistan and the north-west frontier of India. In a compelling and readable account, Paul Doherty analyzes this enigmatic conqueror and examines the circumstances surrounding the young king's final hours. The traditional belief is that Alexander died of alcohol poisoning or was the victim of an acute bout of malaria. But were there other, more sinister factors involved? A master of vivid and exciting narrative and a skilled historical analyst, Doherty offers a thrilling new perspective on the mysterious death of one of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen. 236p. bibliography.index.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

Alexander The Great: Jigsaw Book [Board book]

Bath: Robert Frederick, 2007. Book containing a set of 24 piece jig-saw puzzles about the exploits of Alexander the Great (Sealed in plastic). 1st UK Ed.. Laminated HC. New.

$12.50

The Golden Mean
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The Golden Mean

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. On the orders of his boyhood friend, now King Philip of Macedon, Aristotle postpones his dreams of succeeding Plato as leader of the Academy in Athens and reluctantly arrives in the Macedonian capital of Pella to tutor the king’s adolescent sons. An early illness has left one son with the intellect of a child; the other is destined for greatness but struggles between a keen mind that craves instruction and the pressures of a society that demands his prowess as a soldier. Initially Aristotle hopes for a short stay in what he considers the brutal backwater of his childhood. But, as a man of relentless curiosity and reason, Aristotle warms to the challenge of instructing his young charges, particularly Alexander, in whom he recognizes a kindred spirit, an engaged, questioning mind coupled with a unique sense of position and destiny. Aristotle struggles to match his ideas against the warrior culture that is Alexander’s birthright. He feels that teaching this startling, charming, sometimes horrifying boy is a desperate necessity. And that what the boy – thrown before his time onto his father’s battlefields – needs most is to learn the golden mean, that elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy’s will to conquer. Aristotle struggles to inspire balance in Alexander, and he finds he must also play a cat-and-mouse game of power and influence with Philip in order to manage his own ambitions. As Alexander’s position as Philip’s heir strengthens and his victories on the battlefield mount, Aristotle’s attempts to instruct him are honoured, but increasingly unheeded. And despite several troubling incidents on the field of battle, Alexander remains steadfast in his desire to further the reach of his empire to all known and unknown corners of the world, rendering the intellectual pursuits Aristotle offers increasingly irrelevant. Exploring this fabled time and place, Annabel Lyon tells her story in the earthy, frank, and perceptive voice of Aristotle himself. With sensual and muscular prose, she explores how Aristotle’s genius touched the boy who would conquer the known world. And she reveals how we still live with the ghosts of both men. . Signed by Author. First. French Wraps. As New.

$20.00

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