Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction
This book collects together ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies which represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. They span the gamut between historical reconstruction and historiographical research, and, viewed as a whole, represent a wide spectrum of methodology. This first English collection of essays on Alexander includes a comparison of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with the Macedonians in the east which examines the attitudes towards the subject peoples and the justification of conquest, an analysis of the attested conspiracies at the Macedonian and Persian courts, and studies of panhellenic ideology and the concept of kingship. There is a radical new interpretation of the hunting fresco from Tomb II at Vergina, and a new date for the pamphlet on Alexander's death which ends the Alexander Romance. Three chapters on historiography address the problem of interpreting Alexander's attested behavior, the indirect source tradition used by Polybius, and the resonances of contemporary politics in the extant histories.
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A Tale of Two Empires Hernan Cortes and Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great and Panhellenism
Alexander the Great and the Kingship of Asia
Hephaestions Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander
Ptolemy and the Will of Alexander
A Baleful Birth in Babylon The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de MorteAn Investigation of Genre
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Achaemenid Achilles Alexander Alexander's death Alexander's reign Andronikos Antigonid Antigonus Antipater argued Aristobulus army Arrhidaeus Arrian Athenian Athens Babylon Badian barbarians battle Berve Billows Bosworth Callisthenes campaign Cassander Cassander's claims Cleitarchus Cleitus command conquest conspiracy context Cortes court Craterus Curt Curtius Cyrus Darius Demetrius Diaz Dimnus Diod Diodorus document Egypt favour FGrH frieze Gaugamela Greece Greek Heckel Hephaestion Hephaestion's Heracles Hieronymus historians hunt incident interpretation Isocrates Justin King of Asia king's letter Liber de Morte lion Lysimachus Macedonian mercenaries Metz Epit narrative Olympias Onesicritus Pagden panhellenic Parmenio Parmenio's advice Perdiccas perhaps Persepolis Persian Empire Persian kingship Philip Philotas Plut Plutarch Plutarch Alex political Polybius Polyperchon propaganda Ps.-Call Ptolemy Ptolemy's pyre reference Rhodians Rhoxane Roman royal Sarcophagus satrap seems Seibert Seleucus sources story Strabo successor suggests Thebes throne Timagenes tion Tomb tradition Trogus troops Vergina vulgate Wolohojian 1969 Zeus