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Alexander the Great in Afghanistan: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander s death Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity Now the entire book is being revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in depth analysis of the surThe most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander s death Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity Now the entire book is being revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in depth analysis of the surviving ancient works that it inspired This volume presents the section dealing with Alexander s campaigns in Afghanistan It became a blood soaked slog against unrelenting opponents who adopted the same guerrilla resistance as is seen there today Alexander was also beset by internal dissension with treason and plot within his own camp How he coped with these dual challenges, through ruthless force in combination with conciliatory gestures, still offers useful lessons in strategy Alexander was uniquely successful in establishing the region s rule by Greek kings for the next few centuries A date for Alexander s accession is also proposed.
Andrew s researches and writings are largely focussed upon the career and exploits of Alexander the Great, both in life and in the context of his equally remarkable adventures in death, through the quest for his lost tomb See also his websites at alexanderstomb and alexanderslovers for videos, photos, news and his huge collection of antique engravings and maps.Andrew has been actively researching the history of Alexander s tomb since 1998, including visits to Alexandria and Saqqara in Egypt He has had academic articles on the subject published in the classics journal Greece Rome and in the American Journal of Ancient History and he is the author of The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great, published in London by Periplus in November 2004 He has also written pieces on the hunt for the tomb for Minerva, History Today and other magazines In September 2006 he addressed the Eroi conference in the University of Padua on the subject of Alexander s tomb Various new theories on the locations and appearances of Alexander s several tombs have emerged from his work In particular, Andrew s novel theory that the Alexandrians might have given Alexander s corpse a new identity as the remains of St Mark the Evangelist, when the emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism in AD391, attracted international press attention in 2004.Andrew s latest book on the history of Alexander s adventures in the afterlife, The Quest for the tomb of Alexander the Great, appeared at the end of 2007 It incorporates significant extensions of his theories, including a chapter on a section of a sculptural relief from a Macedonian tomb of royal importance dating to about the 3rd century BC and found embedded in the foundations of the main apse of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice This is a comment from an reviewer I just finished this book deep into last night, and it did not want to leave my hands The book will command your full attention no eating cookies or watching TV while reading Chugg makes the book read like a fascinating, grandly presented detective study The author admits early in the work that his quest is to enthrall readers with fresh revelations He indeed does that, covering highly complex materials with confidence and ease The author and his book will most certainly keep Alexandria and its Founder s tomb on the front page of newspapers for years to come Andrew has also appeared in National Geographic television documentaries on Alexander and his tomb, including Beyond the Movie Alexander the Great in 2004 and Alexander s Lost Tomb in 2008, the latter being shot on location in Alexandria, Egypt also broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK More recently, Andrew appeared in the Alexander the Great episode of National Geographic s Mystery Files series, which concentrated on the enigma of Alexander s tomb.Andrew has also extensively researched Alexander s death with an article in Minerva in September 2004 and an academic paper on The Journal of Alexander the Great in the Ancient History Bulletin In April 2006 he published a book on Alexander s Lovers, an examination of the king s personality through the mirror of the lives of the people with whom he pursued romantic relationships One reviewer has written At first glance anyone interested in Alexander the great might dismiss this book as just another cash in on the Alexander legend presented with an irrelevant modern bias that would be a mistake, as this is the most impressive and informative book on Alexander I have read in a long time Andrew s most recent project is an ambitious and far reaching attempt to reconstruct the lost text of the most influential of all the ancient accounts of Alexander s career the History Concerning Alexander by Cleitarchus of Alexandria Andrew s painstaking detective work has unmasked Cleitarchus as the perpetrator of the most elaborate and potent account of Alexander the Great by progressively reconst
Alexander the Great in Afghanistan: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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