Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

“The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same again. . . . Engels at last uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in…

“The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same again. . . . Engels at last uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. . . . Careful analyses of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a masterly fashion to help account for Alexander’s strategic decision in the light of the options open to him. . . The chief merit of this splendid book is perhaps the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved : the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army. . . . this is a book that will set the reader thinking. There are not many books on Alexander the Great that do. “—New York Review of Books

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