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  1. General Histories 6 items
    A selection of textbooks on this period of ancient Greek history, any one of which would be a useful companion throughout the term.
    1. Aspects of Greek history 750-323BC: a source-based approach - Terry Buckley 2010

      Book Essential The recommended text for this module.

    2. A history of the classical Greek world: 478-323 B.C. - P. J. Rhodes 2010

      Book Essential An alternative to Buckley - use one or the other. This has the advantage of being available as a e-text.

    3. Archaic and classical Greece: a selection of ancient sources in translation - Michael Crawford, David Whitehead 1983

      Book 

  2. Ancient Sources 9 items
    1. Ancient Sources on the early-fourth century BC 3 items
      Xenophon is the key ancient source on events in the first half of the fourth century BC
      1. A history of my times - Rex Warner, Xenophon 1979

        Book Recommended

      2. Xenophon and the history of his times - John Dillery c1995

        Book 

      3. The character of Xenophon's Hellenica - Vivienne Gray 1989

        Book 

    2. Ancient Sources on Alexander 6 items
      The ancient authors, on whose account all history rests. Arrian is our key source, but we shall also consider Plutarch, Curtius, and Diodorus
      1. The campaigns of Alexander - Aubrey De Sélincourt, Arrian 1971

        Book Essential

      2. The history of Alexander - Quintus Curtius Rufus, John Yardley 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. Alexander the Great: the unique history of Quintus Curtius - Elizabeth Baynham 2004

        Book 

      4. Alexander the Great: historical sources in translation - Waldemar Heckel, John Yardley 2003

        Book Recommended A compilation of extracts from different ancient sources

      5. Alexander the Great: Ancient and Modern Perspectives - Joseph Roisman 1995

        Book Recommended

  3. Greece in the Fourth Century BC 8 items
    Works on the main Greek powers - and Persia - in the early decades of the fourth century BC
    1. Aegean Greece in the fourth century BC - John Buckler 2003

      Book 

    2. Central Greece and the politics of power in the fourth century BC - John Buckler, Hans Beck 2008

      Book 

    3. The expedition of Cyrus - Tim Rood, Robin Waterfield, Xenophon 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Greeks and Barbarians - Kostas Vlassopoulos 2013

      Book Recommended

    5. Greeks and Barbarians - Thomas Harrison 2002

      Book 

    6. Greece and the Persians - J. E. Sharwood Smith 1990

      Book 

    7. From Cyrus to Alexander: History of the Persian Empire - Pierre Briant, Peter Daniels 2006

      Book 

    8. Darius in the Shadow of Alexander - Pierre Briant 2015

      Book Recommended

  4. History of Macedonia 12 items
    Works on the kingdom of Macedon and the rule of Philip II
    1. In the shadow of Olympus: the emergence of Macedon - Eugene N. Borza 1990

      Book Recommended Perhaps THE best book on Macedonia generally - work considers the history of the kingdom up to the reign of Philip II

    2. History of Macedonia - R. Malcolm Errington, Catherine Errington 1993,cc1990

      Book 

    3. Ancient Macedonia - Carol King 2016

      Book Recommended

    4. Philip of Macedon - Nicholas Hammond 1998

      Book 

    5. Philip II of Macedonia - Ian Worthington c2008

      Book 

    6. Philip II of Macedonia: greater than Alexander - Richard A. Gabriel 2010

      Book Recommended

    7. Philip II of Macedon - Daniel Ogden 2019

      Book Recommended

    8. Women and Monarchy in Macedonia - E.D. Carney 2000

      Book Recommended

    9. Olympias: mother of Alexander the Great - Elizabeth Donnelly Carney 2006

      Book Recommended

    10. King and Court in Ancient Macedonia - Elizabeth Carney 2015

      Book Recommended

    11. Philip II and Alexander the Great: father and son, lives and afterlives - Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, Daniel Ogden 2010

      Book Recommended

    12. Makedonika - Eugene N Borza 1995

      Book Recommended

  5. Alexander the Great 16 items
    Works on Alexander specifically: many will have background information on Greek history, ancient Macedonia, Philip II etc.
    1. Alexander the Great: a reader - Ian Worthington 2012

      Book Essential Essential collection of key papers on main points of Alexander's career.

    2. Alexander the Great: a new history - Waldemar Heckel, Lawrence A. Tritle 2007

      Book Essential Important recent collection of articles considering Alexander and his legacy from a number of new angles.

    3. Brill's companion to Alexander the Great - Joseph Roisman 2003

      Book Recommended Essential collection of a variety of papers by leading scholars.

    4. Conquest and empire: the reign of Alexander the Great - A. B. Bosworth 1993

      Book Recommended

    5. Alexander the Great: the truth behind the myth - Paul Cartledge 2013

      Book Recommended

    6. Alexander the Great - J.R. Hamilton 1974

      Book Background

    7. The genius of Alexander the Great - N. G. L. Hammond 1997

      Book Background

    8. Alexander the Great: king, commander and statesman - N. G. L. Hammond 1989

      Book Background

    9. Alexander the Great: a new history - Waldemar Heckel, Lawrence A. Tritle 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. Alexander the Great: themes and issues - Edward Anson 2013

      Book Recommended

    11. Alexander the Great - Pierre Briant, Jeremy Leggatt 1996

      Book Recommended

    12. Alexander the Great: the invisible enemy : a biography - John Maxwell O'Brien 1994

      Book Recommended

    13. Alexander the Great - Daniel Ogden 2011

      Book Recommended

    14. Alexander the Great in his world - Carol G. Thomas 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    15. From Cyrus to Alexander: History of the Persian Empire - Pierre Briant, Peter Daniels 2006

      Book 

  6. After Alexander - the Hellenistic world 4 items
    1. Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Alexander and the East: The Tragedy of Triumph - A B Bosworth 1996

      Book Recommended