The contemporary histories of Alexander the Great, written by Kallisthenes, Ptolemy, son of Lagos, Aristobolos, Niarchos and Onesikritos do not survive, but several other ancient texts based on them do. These include works by Arrian, Curtius Quintus, Plutarch, Diodorus Siculus and Herodotos. All modern works are based on these. The most important books which I have used in my research for “Shadow of the Lion” are:
TARN, W.W.: “Alexander the Great” (Sources and Studies Vol ii)
Cambridge University Press, 1979
ENGELS, Donald W.: “Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army”
University of California Press
HAMMOND, N.G.L. & GRIFFITH, G.T.: “A History of Macedonia Vol ii”
Oxford at Claredon Press 1979
PAUSANIAS: “Guide to Greece Vol. 1”
Penguin Classic 1971
LANE FOX, Robin: “Alexander the Great”
Futura Publishing Ltd. London
HOLT, Frank L.: “Alexander the Great and Bactria”
E.J. Bull (NY) 1988 Leiden, the Netherlands.
OMSTEAD, A.T.: “History of the Persian Empire”
University of Chicago Press 1948/70
DIMITSAS, Maryapitis G.: “Olympias: a biography” Olympias in Epirus,
(Translated from the Greek) Gennadius Library, Athens.
BARKER, Philip: “Alexander the Great’s Campaigns”
Patrick Stevens Ltd. Cambridge England 1979
DIODORUS SICULUS: VIII Books XVI.66 – XVII and IX, Books XVIII – XIX.65
Translated by Russel M.Geer, Loeb Classical Library Harvard University Press.
PLUTARCH: “The Age of Alexander” (Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch, translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert) Penguin Classics