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Robin Lane Fox is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, and was until 2014 Reader in Ancient History in Oxford University. He is the author of Pagans and Christians (1986), The Unauthorised Version (1992) and many books on classical history, including Alexander the Great (1973), The Classical World (2005) and Travelling Heroes (2008), all of which have been widely translated. He has been the gardening correspondent of the Financial Times since 1970. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This is the second best book I've read on Alexander----best is Green's history----though this is still an excellent read----and it is clear Fox is a master of his subject.Published 1 month ago by BillJason
Balanced and thorough telling that captures effectively the greatness of King Alexander. Fox offers context effectively to capture the novelty of Alexander's actions.Published 20 months ago by Ahmad Hamdi Alkhatib
I feel like I've learned a great deal about the social norms in this society, and a very in-depth insight into Alexander's life, his concerns, his goals, achievements and... Read morePublished on April 21 2012 by Tom
I devoured "The Unauthorized Version" and "Pagans and Christians", two towering works by the same author at a later period in his life. Read morePublished on July 29 2003 by Avid Reader
I devoured "The Unauthorized Version" and "Pagans and Christians", two towering works by the same author at a later period in his life. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by Avid Reader
This book is the 7th book I read on Alexander, and I find it the most thorough one. He looks at events and episodes from all sorts of different angles, both pro and con point of... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2002 by PuppyTalk
My comments relate to a hardback edition published by the Folio Society but the same as the setting copy published by Penguin. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2002 by Diotima
If you are a history buff, this is a very good "biography" of Alexander the Great. However, if you are just interested in Alexander, look for something simpler and... Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2001 by Jose Solera