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An Outline History of Greece (Paperback) Loot Price: R292
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An Outline History of Greece (Paperback): John Heyl Vincent

An Outline History of Greece (Paperback)

John Heyl Vincent

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...AND HIS SUCCESSORS. (830-146 B. C.) Alexander Of Macedon was twenty years of age when his father's death (336 B. C.) raised him to the throne of his native country. The youth had already proved his fitness for a crown. His education had been under the supervision of Greek teachers, and his best known tutor, the Greek philosopher Aristotle, was one of the most versatile and able men of the age. The prince was fond of literature, of art, and of music; but these accomplishments did not unfit him for the sterner business of his father. He excelled all the young men of the court in agility, strength, and daring, and won the praise of King Philip himself--the best rider in the nation--by his mastery of the untamed steed Bucephalus. "He was," says Curteis, "as a young man, superior to his father both in character and abilities, frank, passionate, ambitious, yet singularly self-restrained." Alexander immediately assured his position as king by destroying those who might deny or contest his right to the throne. He then declared his intention of executing Philip's plans for invading Persia. But as it would be folly for him to march away to the far East with his picked troops and leave his kingdom threatened in the rear, he made a solemn progress through the Greek States. As the head of an army of 30,000 men he was respectfully received, and the Amphictyonic Council, which had betrayed Greece into the hands of the father, now, in the name of Apollo, called the son to be commander-in-chief of all the Greek armies. Philip had been accepted as a national leader by the congress of the Greek States at Corinth, and the same body now reassembled (336 B. C.) to confer equal authority upon Alexander. The Spartans alone remained outside the league. Alexander...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: John Heyl Vincent
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-42757-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-42757-4
Barcode: 9781150427572

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