Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire


This book contains concise biographies of over 800 individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander.

  • Covers significant figures, ranging from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and ...
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This book contains concise biographies of over 800 individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander.

  • Covers significant figures, ranging from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign
  • The only complete collection of its kind in English
  • Gives complete and balanced biographies, extending beyond the death of Alexander in 323 BC where relevant
  • Contains a full index and a concordance giving the variant names found in the ancient sources
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Stupendously detailed and documented, the fruit of over three decades of research, Waldemar Heckel’s Who’s Who... triumphantly achieves the author’s stated aim of reaching a wider audience without sacrificing scholarly content. It is hard to imagine how we Alexander historians ever managed without it."
Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

"This book will be indispensable for anyone engaged in Alexander studies at any level. It tells us practically all there is to know about the rich kaleidoscope of characters who came into contact with Alexander the Great. Readers will admire the scholarship that underpins these biographies, and they will be captivated by their content."
Brian Bosworth, University of Western Australia

A Choice Outstanding Scholarly Book

"Let me also strongly recommend a book for consultation rather than reading: Waldemar Heckel's Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great (Blackwell), a work of meticulous scholarship which, with its who-what-and-where emphasis, comes as a most welcome change from the currently fashionable historical passion for trends, abstractions and generalities."
Times Literary Supplement - Book of the Year edition

"This is the most important book on Alexander's reign in years ... Heckel has now made it possible for teachers and students to also research the inner history of one of the most fascinating periods of ancient history. Summing Up: Essential. All university libraries should have this book."

“A book that is needed, and which is a very useful addition to the Alexander stable … It is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Alexander, and will remain so for quite some time. This is one of those times when the laudatory endorsements on a book's cover ring true, and hence another book about Alexander is justified.”
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"Who's Who will be the standard work on Alexander the Great for decades to come, read both by academic readers and general enthusiasts of Ancient History."
Scholia Reviews

"It is a good quick reference and should prove to be an invaluable resource for researchers and an interesting book for the more casual enquirer."
Reference Reviews

“Heckel’s command of the … sources will be particularly helpful to the student or scholar seeking to employ [it] as a jumping-off point for further research.” University of Toronto Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405112109
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/5/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Waldemar Heckel is Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992), The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002), Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (with J.C. Yardley, Blackwell, 2003), The Conquests of Alexander the Great (2007), and Alexander the Great: A New History (with L.A. Tritle, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

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Table of Contents


Chronological Table.

Abbreviations I: Ancient Authors.

Abbreviations II: Multi-Volume Reference Works.

Abbreviations III: Modern Works.

Map of Alexander’s campaigns, 334-323 BC.

A to Z.

Anonymous Individuals: Women.

Anonymous Individuals: Men.







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