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Memnon (2006) [Novel]
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He lived in the shadow of kings. One trusted him with his empire; the other feared his every move...

Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked in the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and general, he was, in the words of Diodorus of Sicily, “outstanding in courage and strategic grasp.”

A contemporary of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the whole of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his own people, he was a traitor, to his rivals, a mercenary. But, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon was the one man capable of defending Asia Minor from the rising power of the barbaric Macedonians.

In a war pitting Greek against Greek, Memnon proved his quality beyond measure. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for something more, for loyalty, for honor, and for duty. He fought for the love of Barsine, a woman of remarkable beauty and grace. Most of all, he fought for the promise of peace.

Through the deathbed recollections of a mysterious woman, the life of Memnon unfolds with brilliant clarity. It is a record of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and losses, and of the determination that drove him to stand against the most renowned figure of the ancient world -- the ambitious young conqueror called Alexander the Great.

Original title: Memnon
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Greece

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Memnon (2006)
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Language: English

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Memnon (2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Medallion Press
ISBN: 1932815392
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Pages: 503

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