Arrian's Campaigns of Alexander is the most reliable account we have, even though it was written over 400 years after Alexander's death. A military commander himself, Arrian had unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. A portrait of a man of boundless ambition, Arrian succeeds in painting a fully-rounded portrait of a military genius worshipped as a god in his own lifetime. Aburey de Delincourt translation. 430 pages, indexed.