Alexandria's founded by Alexander

Alexandria's founded by Alexander the Great (by year BC): 334 Alexandria in Troia (Turkey) - 333 Alexandria at Issus/Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey) - 332 Alexandria of Caria/by the Latmos (Alinda, Turkey) - 331 Alexandria Mygdoniae - 331 Alexandria (Egypt) - 330 Alexandria in Areia (Herat, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria of the Prophthasia/in Dragiana/Phrada (Farah, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Arachosia (Kandahar, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Caucasus (Begram, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria of the Paropanisades (Ghazni, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria Eschate or Ultima (Khodjend, Tajikistan) - 329 Alexandria on the Oxus (Ai-Khanoum OR Termez, Afghanistan) - 328 Alexandria in Margiana (Merv, Turkmenistan) - 326 Alexandria Nicaea (on the Hydaspes, India) - 326 Alexandria Bucephala (on the Hydaspes, India) - 325 Alexandria Sogdia - 325 Alexandria Oreitide - 325 Alexandria in Opiene / Alexandria on the Indus (confluence of Indus & Acesines, India) - 325 Alexandria Rambacia (Bela, Pakistan) - 325 Alexandria Xylinepolis (Patala, India) - 325 Alexandria in Carminia (Gulashkird, Iran) - 324 Alexandria-on-the-Tigris/Antiochia-in-Susiana/Charax (Spasinou Charax on the Tigris, Iraq) - ?Alexandria of Carmahle? (Kahnu)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Latest Books and eBooks News - Updated June 2012

Modern technology is slowly but surely catching up with our printed books. We certainly made a great step forward with many ebooks being available but to my chagrin the specific books that I want to read generally are not – or not yet. Luckily we are in for a change in this field also and I want to share with you some of my favorite authors who are making progress in that direction.

I just was made aware of Andrew Chugg’s updates and ebook versions to two of my favorite books:

Alexander’s Lovers” (see my comments on Megas Alexandros) with extra information about Alexander’s deification and Hephaistion’s funeral pyre. This edition is now available in Amazon’s Kindle (ASIN: B007OXZU60) but for those who still like to hold on to a printed copy, a second printed edition can also be obtained also (ISBN: 978-0-9556790-4-9).

“The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great” (see my comments on Megas Alexandros) has also been edited with the latest information about Alexandria and his search for Alexander’s tomb at the San Marco in Venice. The Kindle format is available under the ref ASIN: B0085NSY2A and a second printed edition (ISBN 978-0-9556790-6-3) will follow this August 2012.

Then there is Robbert Bosschart’s Spanish version “Todas las Mujeres de Alejandro Magno” is entirely up-to-date and contains lots of new elements and complementary information, like Alexander’s meeting with the Pythia in Delphi or details about the relation of Artemisia I of Caria with King Xerxes. His printed revised edition (ISBN 9788415160687) is available from Eride, while the second edition of his ebook (ISBN 788415425687) with otherwise unpublished illustrations can be found through Casa del Libro. 

Meanwhile I’m happy to see that many more titles became available digitally. I hereby give a list of those books listed so far under the Category “From my Bookshelves” on the present site of Megas Alexandros.
For my earlier comments, please click on this link

Historical Sources in Translation, Alexander the Great” by W. Heckel and J.C. Yardley
For my earlier comments, please click on this link.

Alexander the Great and His Empire” by Pierre Briant
For my earlier comments, please click on this link.

For my earlier comments, please click on this link.

History of Alexander the Great” by Curtius Rufus
For my earlier comments, please click on this link.

The Afghan Campaign” by Steven Pressfield
For my earlier comments, please click on this link.
For my earlier comments, please click on this link.
This lists is, of course, not exhaustive and definitely will be updated at some time in the future. Till then, I wish you all happy reading!

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