“Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions.”
“A painting by Zeuxis of Alexander the Great at Issus….”
“For a gripping and insightful biography there is none better than Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox.”
“Imhotep III, for instance, lived during the time of Alexander the Great and his friend, Ptolemy I, and he was known as “the Master Moat Builder”—he had been known to divert entire rivers in order to provide his structures with uncrossable moats.”
“It was inside the Sema, a large compound within the Royal Enclosure where all the Ptolemies were buried, and where Alexander the Great lay encased in a transparent crystal sarcophagus.”
“In fact, any number of empire builders, from Alexander the Great to the Mogul emperor Babur in the sixteenth century to the British in the successful Second Afghan War three decades after their infamous defeat there, have won military victories in Afghanistan.”
“Over the aeons she had lost her power save in places like the two Comanas, one here in Cappadocia, the other north in Pontus, and in Pessinus, not far from where Alexander the Great had cut the Gordian knot with his sword.”
“‘The tomb of Alexander the Great plus thirty-odd Ptolemies in a precinct dry-paved with collector’s-quality marble in blue with dark green swirls….”
“Alexander the Great / Philip Freeman.—1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.”
“What if visionary, charismatic Alexander the Great was succeeded by a practical, realistic younger brother, called Demetrius, who handed India over to Chandragupta, circumnavigated Arabia, established a frontier on the Caucasus, and an imperial capital at Alexandria the Metropolis?”
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