In a year-by-year chronicle, this book presents an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. 120 color illustrations. Admired for more than two millennia for the feats that he accomplished in a short life of thirty-two years, King Alexander III of Macedon is the most celebrated figure of classical antiquity. "Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods presents an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. In a year-by-year chronicle, the book explores Alexander's stormy relationship with his father, King Philip, and the influence of his mother, Queen Olympias; his brilliant leadership, outwitting opponents and inspiring his devoted troops; and his life on the march and off duty. Generously illustrated with ancient art from museums around the world, this is an engrossing, accessible biography of a legendary man. This paperback edition of the successful hardcover publication is being issued to coincide with the release of a major motion picture on the life of Alexander, slated for November of this year.