ALEXANDER THE GREAT by Charles
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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The fourth addition to the Horizon Caravel Books series, but the first we have seen, this is an excellent blending of history and art around a specific theme,-in this case, the conquests of Alexander the Great. A well-written and knowledgeable text traces Alexander's route from Macedon to Greece, from Asia to Egypt, from the Persian Empire to India, affording the reader a distinctive tour of the courts and battlefields of the ancient world. With equal prominence, the profuse reproductions of these travels in the form of photographs indicate how each civilization interpreted Alexander's triumphs. A painting of Alexander taming Bucephaius, Ptolemy's map of Greece at the time of its conquest, a mosaic at exhibiting the ferocity of a Macedonian swordsman, busts and statues of Alexander called form every civilization, Egyptian wall paintings of battles-all reflect similar themes in a multitude of cultural expressions. The inclusion of these a striking note of substance to an exciting chronicle.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1962
Publisher: American Heritage