By Tom Holt
This is often the tale of 2 notable males, considered one of whom conquered empires with obvious ease and one in every of whom struggled with the day by day difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st was once Alexander the nice, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and educate to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed purely in brief, yet whose come upon replaced either their lives—and the process history.
Paperback: 465 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown ebook team; New Ed version (May 1, 2000)
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