Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction / Edition 1

Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction / Edition 1

by A. B. Bosworth, E. J. Baynham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199252750

ISBN-13: 9780199252756

Pub. Date: 07/11/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Ten essays from a symposium held at Newcastle University in 1997, which examine the general themes of kingship and imperialism by focusing on the romances that surround Alexander. Political analyses compare Alexander's eastern campaign with the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century and study the darkside of Alexander's kingship as well as its ultimate…  See more details below

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Ten essays from a symposium held at Newcastle University in 1997, which examine the general themes of kingship and imperialism by focusing on the romances that surround Alexander. Political analyses compare Alexander's eastern campaign with the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century and study the darkside of Alexander's kingship as well as its ultimate expression in the absolute monarchy of Asia. Other papers search for the historic Alexander behind the iconography and literary propoganda, notably second-hand Greek and Roman histories, and examine the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the Vergina Tomb II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252756
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/11/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Brian Bosworth
A Tale of Two Empires: Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés, Brian Bosworth
Conspiracies, Ernst Badian
Alexander the Great and Panhellenism, Michael Flower
Alexander the Great and the Kingdom of Asia, Ernst Fredricksmeyer
Hephaestion's Pyre and Alexander's Royal Hunt, Olga Palagia
Ptolemy and the Will of Alexander, Brian Bosworth
A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Libre de Morte. An Investigation of Genre, Elizabeth Baynham
Artifice and Alexander History, Elizabeth Carney
Polybius, Alexander the Great and Hieronymous of Cardia, Richard Billows
Originality and its Limits in the Alexander Sources of the Early Empire, John Atkinson

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