Roman Alexander : Reading a Cultural Myth / Edition 1

Roman Alexander : Reading a Cultural Myth / Edition 1

by Diana Spencer
     
 

It was the Romans who made Alexander 'Great' and moved him beyond geographical borders and periods of history. This interesting study examines a wide range of Roman texts to investigate what exactly Alexander meant to Roman culture.See more details below

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It was the Romans who made Alexander 'Great' and moved him beyond geographical borders and periods of history. This interesting study examines a wide range of Roman texts to investigate what exactly Alexander meant to Roman culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896788
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Exeter Studies in History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,472,590
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Readings List of Illustrations Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Empty Bottle
Map 1: The Roman World Chronology of Alexander Map 2: Alexander's Journey
1. History into Story
What's in a Name?
Alexander and the Successors: Making History Rome and the 'East': Cultural Context The Legacy of the Punic Wars Rome in the First Century BCE Augustus and the Succession History and Identity
2. Readings—Alexander Rex
Alexander v. Rome? What if . . .
Plain Speaking: Autocracy and Freedom of Speech Flattery and Excess: The Collapse of Language
3. Readings—Living Fast, Dying Young . . .
Drinking-Up Time Angry Young Man . . .
4. Readings—Imaging Alexander
Words, Memory and Myth: The Making of Kings Frontiers, Limits and a Rhetoric of Conquest: Acknowledging the Power of Words Africa Dreaming . . .
5. Autocracy—The Roman Alexander Complex
Style of Command Eastward Ambitions: The Politics of Victory
6. Alexander after Alexander
Modern Alexanders

Notes Bibliography General Index Index of chief passages discussed

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