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Ancient Literature – Alexander the Great Now Available

Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume Two Alexander the Great

Compiled by Laurie Bluedorn

Published by Trivium Pursuit

Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history.

This 94 page ebook can be used to supplement any ancient history curriculum and is suitable for ages ten through adult. For this volume, we combed through the books of twelve ancient authors to find 44 significant excerpts concerning Alexander the Great. We then arranged the excerpts chronologically and provided the text and citation for each.

Also available in this series is Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume One Julius Caesar.

Look for our soon-to-be-released ebooks on other ancient history topics.

94 page ebook; 8.5 X 11; black & white; 597 KB

Cost: $9

Contents of This Ebook

Claudius Aelianus — NAME OF AUTHOR
Various History — TITLE OF BOOK
Aelianus mistakenly reports that Alexander was born and died on same day of month — DESCRIPTION OF SIGNIFICANT EXCERPT

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Alexander born on the sixth day of the month Hecatombaeon

Aulus Gellius
Attic Nights
A letter of Philip to Aristotle with regard to the recent birth of his son Alexander

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Alexander tames Bucephalus

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Philip hires Aristotle to teach Alexander

Justin
Epitome of Pompeius Trogus
Commencement of Alexander’s reign; he prepares to invade Persia

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
How Alexander, having succeeded to the throne, disposed affairs of his kingdom

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Alexander destroys Thebes (335 B.C.)

Claudius Aelianus
Various History
Alexander destroys all in Thebes except the houses of the priests and of Pinder

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander crosses over to Asia (334 B.C.)

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander defeats the Persians in the Battle of Granicus (334 B.C.)

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grcians and Romans: Alexander
Plutarch’s version of the Battle of Granicus

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Alexander proclaims liberty to all the Greek cities

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander defeats Darius in the Battle of Issus (333 B.C.)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Alexander begins the siege of Tyre and asks for provisions from the Jews (333 B.C.)

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Siege of Tyre

Quintus Curtius
History of Alexander
Sea monster found at Tyre

Quintus Curtius
History of Alexander
The fall of Tyre

Isaiah
Bible
The prophet Isaiah foretells the final destruction of Tyre by Alexander the Great

Justin
Epitome of Pompeius Trogus
Darius offer Alexander a deal

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander takes Gaza (332 B.C.)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Alexander enters Jerusalem in peace

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
The founding of Alexandria by Alexander (332 B.C.)

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Battle of Gaugamela (331 B.C.)

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Battle of Gaugamela

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Darius escapes

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Alexander conquers Babylon and Susa

Quintus Curtius
History of Alexander
Alexander enters Babylon

Plutarch
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Alexander
Alexander amazed by a chasm in the earth in Batana

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Alexander destroys Persepolis (331 B.C.)

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Death of Darius (330 B.c.)

Daniel
Bible
Daniel foretells of Alexander the Great

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander enters India; How Alexander constructed his bridge over the river Indus (327 B.C.)

Strabo
Ancient Geography
Snakes found in India

Quintus Curtius
History of Alexander
Description of India

Diodorus Siculus
Historical Library
Snakes found in India

Aulus Gellius
Attic Nights
About the horse of King Alexander, called Bucephalas

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Death of Alexander’s horse Bucephalas (327 B.C.)

Pliny the Elder
Natural History
The Indian fig

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander wounded

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
March through Gadrosia (326 B.C.)

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Alexander in Persis; tomb of Cyrus repaired

Arrian
Anabasis of Alexander
Death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.)

Quintus Curtius
History of Alexander
Events immediately after Alexander’s death

2 Responses to “Ancient Literature – Alexander the Great Now Available”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Hi. Just downloaded Alexander the Great and thought it was good. I plan to read the excerpt about Alexander coming to Jerusalem to my Sunday School class, as we are studying Daniel this week.

    I’m not exactly sure how ebooks work, but one small thing that would make it easier to navigate would be to put page numbers by the Contents, if possible.

    Jennifer

  2. Helene Gomez Says:

    I have to chuckle. I was going to put the same request for page numbers as did Jennifer. I thot the ebook I got was quite helpful and will be useful. Right now the kids are 3 & 1. :)
    I will try to be more critical with the next downloaded ebook. LOL
    Your materials are all great IMO

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