Good Reading : Febuary 2009
.... "'- \), a Through tactical genius, Alexander split and defeated Darius Ill's army of 80,000 at Issus. The Persian king fled and Alexander seized his family and treasures from Damascus. After this battle Alexander titled himself"king of Asia': Tropic of Cancer A . A 250 500 750 1 ,000 kilometers - X Extent of Alexander's empire (323 BeE) Invasion routes taken by Alexander (334-323 BeE) Major battles 125 250 375 500 miles í- .... The upper part of this painting shows Alexander the Great visiting the Oracle at Delphi, the lower part shows him taming a horse. The painting is taken from a 14th-century Cretan version of Romance of Alexander. .... Alexander the Great and Bucephalus, his battle charger. Many stories are told of the bond between the man and horse. "Italian painting depicting the wedding of Alexander the Great and Bactrian princess Rhoxane, in 328 BC. The artist is Mariano Rossi (1730-1807). T Aristotle is shown teaching morality to a young Alexander in the 14th-century Italian manuscript, Book of Treasure.
December January 2009