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"Renault's best historical novel yet.... Every detail has solid historical testimony to support it."-"New York Review of Books" After Alexander's death in 323 B.C .his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives, and generals all vied for the loyalty of the increasingly undisciplined Macedonian army. Most failed and were killed in the attempt. For no one possessed the leadership to keep the great empire from crumbling. But Alexander's legend endured to spread into worlds he had seen only in dreams.
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Grouped Work ID 6cfa29c6-18c8-e49a-2e8e-5e22364dc693
full_title funeral games
author renault mary
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display_description By the end of his reign, Alexander the Great had seized control of an empire that extended from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. When he died in 323 BC, a fervent scramble for power ensued. Funeral Games is Mary Renault's remarkable novel of this turmoil and the gradual erosion of the Greek empire. The power players include Ptolemy, two father-son teams, and a cadre of influential women-not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander's disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping sense of history, Funeral Games brings to vivid life the world of Alexander the Great, and the seismic tumult in the wake of his death. Funeral Games is the final volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which begins with The Persian Boy andFire from Heaven. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.
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publishDate 1981, 2013
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series The Novels of Alexander the Great
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subject_facet Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C. -- Death and burial -- Fiction, Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C. -- Fiction, Electronic books, Greece -- History -- Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C. -- Sources
title_display Funeral games
title_full Funeral Games [electronic resource] Renault, Mary., Funeral games / Mary Renault
title_short Funeral games
topic_facet Alexander, Death and burial, Electronic books, History