Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great

Heckel, Waldemar
Date published: 
January 2006

Containing over 800 concise biographies of individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander, this book is the only complete collection of its kind available in English. The entries range from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign. The most significant figures receive detailed coverage, and all entries contain references to the ancient sources. Brief biographies of Alexander himself and his father, Philip II, are also included. This book will open up new perspectives for all interested in Alexander's reign, from scholars to general readers.