About this title: Until recently, popular biographies and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. 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. 14 maps and 2 tables.
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.