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