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The History of Alexander

The History of Alexander Description:

Alexander the Great BC who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt Syria Persia and India was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries Alexander himself remains an enigma Curtius History offers a great deal of information unobtainable from other sources of the time A compelling narrative of a turbulent era the work recounts events on a heroic scale detailing court intrigue stirring speeches and brutal battles among them those of Macedonia s great war with Persia which was to culminate in Alexander s final triumph over King Darius and the defeat of an ancient and mighty empire It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

History of Alexander, Volume I: Books 1-5

History of Alexander, Volume I: Books 1-5 Description:

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and early in the reign of Claudius CE wrote a history of Alexander the Great in books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers The first two books have not survived our narrative begins with events in BCE and there is material missing from books V VI and X One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who about BCE had made Alexander s career a matter of marvellous adventure br br Curtius is not a critical historian and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander he elaborates effective scenes omits much that is important for history and does not worry about chronology But he does not invent things except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit I copy more than I believe he says Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences development of a hero s character and a disposition to moralise His history is one of the five extant works on which we rely for the career of Alexander the Great br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Quintus Curtius is in two volumes

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

History of Alexander, Volume II: Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library No. 369)

History of Alexander, Volume II: Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library No. 369) Description:

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and early in the reign of Claudius CE wrote a history of Alexander the Great in books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers The first two books have not survived our narrative begins with events in BCE and there is material missing from books V VI and X One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who about BCE had made Alexander s career a matter of marvellous adventure br br Curtius is not a critical historian and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander he elaborates effective scenes omits much that is important for history and does not worry about chronology But he does not invent things except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit I copy more than I believe he says Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences development of a hero s character and a disposition to moralise His history is one of the five extant works on which we rely for the career of Alexander the Great br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Quintus Curtius is in two volumes

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Alexander in India. a Portion of the History of Quintus Curtius

Alexander in India. a Portion of the History of Quintus Curtius Description:

Publisher Cambridge Eng The University Press Publication date Subjects Alexander the Great B C India History Early to B C Notes This is an OCR reprint There may be typos or missing text There are no illustrations or indexes When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million Books com where you can select from more than a million books for free You can also preview the book there

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Q. Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni: Libri Decem (Classic Reprint)

Q. Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni: Libri Decem (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Q Curtii Rufi De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri Decem br br Quoniam frufira hanc operam sump simus monete satis sit nos codice annorum fultos ab hac nostra editione abegisse Curtii suppositi tium nec genuinum foetum quem cum e Justinp fuerit invectus ref Tituere parenti cum fide debuimus Vale et labori nostro qualiscumqu br br About the Publisher br br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Q. Curtii Rufi de Gestis Alexandri Magni: Regis Macedonum Libri Qui Supersunt Octo (Classic Reprint)

Q. Curtii Rufi de Gestis Alexandri Magni: Regis Macedonum Libri Qui Supersunt Octo (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Q Curtii Rufi De Gestis Alexandri Magni Regis Macedonum Libri Qui Supersunt Octo br br I I I narra humus Goatatpsgvns Ibid III Da Tenovqoz al qoimm Curt III Hyrcani Medique equi t es Ieepius p Coniecit additis equitibzta mille Tapun et Derbices In eandem ego quoque incideram coniecturam sed quam sequantur verba ex ead em gente quae ad Taparos a Derbices referti nequeunt eam reieci br br About the Publisher br br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Quintus Curtius, His History of the Wars of Alexander, Vol. 1: With a Large Index (Classic Reprint)

Quintus Curtius, His History of the Wars of Alexander, Vol. 1: With a Large Index (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Quintus Curtius His History of the Wars of Alexander Vol With a Large Index br br Under who wrefied the Empire from the and transfert d it to Greece have been written by many Greek Hifiorians where of mofi were Speetators and fome Companions and Minifiers of his Atchieve ments And others He himfelf out of a firong Pafiion that his Fame hould furvive after his de ceafe appointed to tranfmit an account of his Exploits to Pofierity But befides that the real br br About the Publisher br br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Q. Curtii Rufi de Gestis Alexandri Magni, Regis Macedonum, Libri Qui Supersunt VIII (Classic Reprint)

Q. Curtii Rufi de Gestis Alexandri Magni, Regis Macedonum, Libri Qui Supersunt VIII (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Q Curtii Rufi De Gestis Alexandri Magni Regis Macedonum Libri Qui Supersunt VIII br br From the cursory examination given them I must say that I have been highly gratified Such a series as you Rampose giving to the public is certainly a great desideratum Our classical text books ve heretofore been rendered entirely too expensive by the costly dresses in which they have up and by the extensive display of notes appended many of which though learn are of little worth to the student in elucidating the test br br About the Publisher br br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Q. Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Regis Macedonum Libri Superstites Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem: Recensiti Atque Prooemio Et Indice Rerum (Classic Reprint)

Q. Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Regis Macedonum Libri Superstites Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem: Recensiti Atque Prooemio Et Indice Rerum (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Q Curtii Rufi De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Regis Macedonum Libri Superstites Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem Recensiti Atque Prooemio Et Indice Rerum br br Accidit Curtio quod aliis quibusdam vete rum vt de eo nihil propemodum sciamus Qaizztum Curtium Iiufum adpellatum fuisse ex perpetuo librorum veterum consensu Roma num fuisse ex nomine ex oratione atque ex loco libri decimi cap Intelligitur Celera ignorantur Namque de aetate eius viri docti in maxime diuersa discedunt alii Ciceroni alii Augusto aequalem fuisse alii sub Tiberio vt Raderas et Perizonius alii sub Claudio ft Lipsius et le Tellier alii sub Vespasiano vt Vossius et Freinshemius alii Traiano imperante alii Constantini M Temporibus vt lo Frane Ios Bagnolo quin Theodosii vt C Bartliius et ne in re dubia verba consumam alii aliis temporibus Vixisse probatum iuerunt Quorum omnium argumenta modum praefationis excede rent et in Cunzii V C Proiegg Diligenter expo sita reperiumur Ego primum sentemiam l e rizouii in quam postremo saeculo plures viro um doctorum accesserunt deinde l Fr I Bagnolo Viri inter Italos clarissimi de Curtii aetate indicium quod recentissimum est expo nere satis habeo br br About the Publisher br br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.53 out of 5