This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great. It provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy. It includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers. This book presents a general introduction and introductions to each chapter set the sources in context. It also includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander's expedition.