Title: Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes
Publication: January 31st 2018
Genre: Nonfiction, History, Biography
Purchase Link: Amazon
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Long before historians added “the Great” to his name, Alexander stated, “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” He certainly lived up to this ambition, conquering most of the known world in just 13 years before his death at age 33. Though undefeated in his lifetime, Alexander died unsatisfied–he always wanted more. His ambitious personality comes as no surprise considering his upbringing: born to powerful parents, he studied under Aristotle and grew up believing himself a descendant of the Greek heroes Achilles and Heracles. His parents and tutors raised him to believe he had something to prove, and this book serves as an account of what he accomplished.
I absolutely love Classical antiquity and I’ve always been intrigued by Alexander the Great but I have to admit that I actually don’t know that much about him. So obviously this was a perfect read for me since I learned so much more about him. This is also the second in60Learning book I have read so far and I haven’t been disappointed yet. I’ve really enjoyed this book!
The book was quick to read like all in60Learning books are but even so it was really interesting and went pretty deep into Alexander the Great, his family and the time he lived in. It was very informative but written in a way that was easy to read and very engaging.
Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes by in60Learning was a really great read. With chapters like ‘The Foundation of an Empire’, ‘Proving his Worth’ and ‘The Beginning of the End’ as well as many more, this book gives its readers a concise yet immersed view on Alexander the Great.
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