Political History and Economic Policy of the Greek Civilizer Alexander the Great


John N. Kallianiotis
Economics/Finance Department, The Arthur J. Kania School of Management, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS002010
DOI: 10.52305/RQVM3340

This book deals with Alexander’s the Great (Μέγας Ἀλέξανδρος; 356-323 B.C.) campaign in Asia and measures his revenues and expenses during these wars by taking information from different historians of his time and it uses the current value of gold to translate these measurements inτο U.S. dollar. Alexander had to exercise an efficient and effective public policy (revenue and spending) for his vast Empire and to satisfy all his citizens as a Hellenic civilizer and not as a conqueror.

The book examines the Hellenic values, which made Alexander one of the most important people in human history. He was a student of the greatest of philosophers Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης) and for this reason he had shown outstanding management and military capabilities used even today my military schools. His efficiencies with rates of salaries, health and welfare, building projects, supplies, transports, reforms of the tax system, indirect taxes and donations, loans, minting of coins; even his dealing with financial scandals and other actions are information useful for our policy makers, today.

The book presents also Alexander’s contribution to the world as the greatest civilizer and preparer of the ground for the expected “Unknown God”. Alexander’s political history and economic policy is very useful for our current leaders and scholars (historians, political scientist, economists, generals, and others). Further, the current politics of the region are covered to give to the reader a better idea of the true history of the glorious past and the strange (suspicious) conflicts of the present. Finally, some useful information on numismatics (currency, coins, and their values) from his time is given, so we can compare prices, wages, and exchange rates with respect of the U.S. dollar and the Greek drachma.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Α΄. Introduction

Chapter 2. Β΄. Alexander’s Expedition and its Expenditures

Chapter 3. Γ΄. Alexander’s Empire: Revenue, Taxes, and Budget

Chapter 4. Δ΄. The Unexpected Death of Alexander and his Succession

Chapter 5. Ε΄. Historic Lessons from the Hellenic Studies for Today’s Economy and Society

Chapter 6. ΣΤ΄. The Hellenic Historical Journey

Chapter 7. Ζ΄. The Current Inflicted Delusion

Chapter 8. Η΄. Conclusion: The Didactic Historical Inferences


Appendix Α΄

Appendix Β΄

Appendix Γ΄

Appendix Δ΄

About the Author

“This book provides a lot of information about salaries, taxation, public spending, and exchange rates, among others, during Alexander the Great’s (356-323 B.C.) campaign in Asia. It is a very interesting read and an excellent source for economists, political scientists, policy makers, and historians. It is also a fascinating read for everyone who is interested in understanding one of the most important periods in human history. Dr. Kallianiotis, who is an expert both in public finance and in Greek history, is doing a great job in providing all the economic data and explaining how Alexander the Great spread, through his campaign, the Hellenic breakthroughs in science, philosophy, literature, medicine, and mathematics, among others, to most of the known world.” – <strong>Dr. Christos Pargianas, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Scranton, PA, USA</strong>

“Dr. Kallianiotis combines in a unique way different historians’ views in order to explain the Hellenic values. This book is an excellent source for economists, political leaders, policy makers, and historians as it addresses various aspects of the Alexander’s political history and economic policy with its surpluses. It also provides information on numismatics (currency, coins, and their values) which is important in facilitating price comparisons and exchange rates with respect to the U.S. dollar and the Greek drachma. Dr. Kallianiotis, who is a professor in finance, has done a superb job in providing us with the foundations and historic lessons from the Hellenic Studies in order to address today’s economic and social issues.” – <strong>Dr. Iordanis Petsas, Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Scranton, PA, USA</strong>

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