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Envy of the Gods By John Prevas

Envy of the Gods by John Prevas

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The author enhances the compelling narrative of the decline and ruin of Alexander the Great by retracing much of the route taken by Alexander through what is now Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Envy of the Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-fated Journey Across Asia by John Prevas

By the time Alexander the Great was twenty-six, he had conquered the world's mightiest empire, Persia. He was the envy of every man. But Alexander had a higher aspiration-to be the envy of the gods. And so, Alexander embarked on a long campaign of conquest across Asia. He marched his army through the mountains of Afghanistan to the Indian subcontinent. But as he pushed forward in his wild pursuit of glory and immortality, he grew increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, and megalomaniacal. In the end, only seven years after he had conquered Persia, Alexander the Great was defeated not by any external enemy but by himself, unable to control his passions.Writer and intrepid explorer John Prevas informs his "absorbing" (Raleigh News & Observer) narrative through a personal retracing of much of Alexander's route through what is now Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The author's research and travels bring brilliantly to life this riveting story of Alexander's decline and fall-in the land where he sought his greatest glory.

About John Prevas

John Prevas, writer and adventurer, holds degrees in history, political science, psychology, and forensics and has taught the classics for the last fifteen years. He is the author of Hannibal Crosses the Alps and Xenophon's March. He lives in Florida.

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GOR002710468
Envy of the Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-fated Journey Across Asia by John Prevas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2005-11-08
272
0306814420
9780306814426
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