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A significant other to Greek Literature provides a finished advent to the big variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

• beneficial properties contributions from quite a lot of proven specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• bargains complete insurance of the various genres and literary types produced by means of the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
• contains readings that handle the creation and transmission of old Greek texts, ancient reception, person authors, and lots more and plenty extra
• Explores the topic of old Greek literature in cutting edge methods

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29 Alexander rode triumphantly through the gates of Babylon. He took possession of the palace, citadel, and treasury. 30 Next Alexander conquered Susa and acquired one of the Persian Empire’s largest stores of precious metals: 1,250 tons of gold and 225 tons of gold coins. 31 32 In the winter of 331, Alexander battled his way to Persepolis, the famous capital of Persia. He easily took the city with its palaces, ornate architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. He now possessed its enormous royal treasury of 3,000 tons of gold, while his soldiers collected a fabulous booty of silver, gold, jewelry, and priceless embroidered cloths.

He buried his old enemy in the traditional Persian style. 39 Alexander recruited Persian troops for his army because he believed that if he forged a close alliance between the Macedonians and the Persians, he could better hold onto the empire he now ruled. He began to adopt the customs of the Persian courts, placing a crown on his own head and wearing the great robes of the Persian kings. The fact that Alexander embraced the customs of his former enemy infuriated his Greek subjects, and some of them started to rebel.

42 43 He fought the greatest battle of his life against King Porus by the River Hydaspes. 44 King Porus was seven feet tall and so strong, he could hurl his javelins with the strength of a catapult. He had 300 chariots and 200 terrifying war elephants. But during the battle, Porus’s many chariots got stuck in the mud. Once again, Alexander and his troops were victorious. 45 Alexander fought many more bloody battles, bringing most of India under his control. 46 When he reached the banks of the Hyphasis River, however, his soldiers rebelled after ten years of fighting.

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