This book contains concise biographies of over 800 individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander.
Covers significant figures, ranging 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 only complete collection of its kind in English
Gives complete and balanced biographies, extending beyond the death of Alexander in 323 BC where relevant
Contains a full index and a concordance giving the variant names found in the ancient sources
Waldemar Heckel is Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of The Marshals of Alexander s Empire (1992), The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002), Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (with J.C. Yardley, Blackwell, 2003), The Conquests of Alexander the Great (2007), and Alexander the Great: A New History (with L.A. Tritle, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Introduction. Chronological Table. Abbreviations I: Ancient Authors. Abbreviations II: Multi-Volume Reference Works. Abbreviations III: Modern Works. Map of Alexander s campaigns, 334-323 BC. A to Z. Anonymous Individuals: Women. Anonymous Individuals: Men. Notes. Appendix. Glossary. Concordance. Bibliography. Stemmata