Alexander the Great

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byBenjamin Ide Wheeler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER. 323 B.C. THE return of Alexander from the far East began now to make itself felt among the old Greek states. The arrival of the absconding treasurer Harpalus, in the early summer (324 B.C.), was the first symptom, and the long investigation conducted by the Areopagite court dragged on till December, forming a leading subject of the local gossip. In July Nicanor, as special ambassador, had appeared at the Olympic festival with a proclamation from the King recommending the various states to restore to citizenship all those who had been banished for political reasons. Twenty thousand of such unfortunates are said to have been assembled at the festival to hail the proclamation with their plaudits. This, too, was a movement toward the opening of a new political era. It not only signified the cancelling of accounts inherited from the old regime, but it was sure to add in all the cities a considerable and an influential contingent to the body of those who sympathised with Alexander and the new regime. Most of the cities acceded readily to the request, but at Athens it started up much bubbling in the political pot. So did also the movement started by monarchical enthusiasts in various cities for awarding divine honours to the King. There is no sound reason for supposing that this movement originated in a decree or proclamation from the throne: had there been such a proclamation we should have heard of it through some other source than the fable-loving ^Elian of the second century A.D. Certainly nothing like the establishment of an Alexander cult was at that time intended by anyone, and there are no traces of any such thing until long after his death. That the idea appealed in any wise to the century after him is to be attributed to ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER. 323 B.C. THE return of Alexander from the far East began now to make itself felt among the old ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217677118

ISBN - 13:9780217677110

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