Alexander the Great: A New History

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Waldemar Heckel, Lawrence A. Tritle
John Wiley & Sons, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 366 pages
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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures.
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema
  • Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films
  • A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Alexanders Conquest of Asia
26
Herculaneum
31
The Diadochi or Successors to Alexander
53
A King and His Army
69
The Court of Alexander the Great as Social System
83
Alexander and the Greeks
99
Alexander and the Greeks
121
Alexanders Sex Life
203
Heroes Cults and Divinity
218
Great praising the god AmunRa
220
Alexanders Image in the Age of the Successors
235
Roman Alexanders
251
The Construction of a New Ideal
275
Power Passion and Patrons
294
Bibliography
311

Alexander and the Persian Empire between Decline
171
Alexander and his Terrible Mother
189

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About the author (2009)

Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. His publications include Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great (Blackwell, 2005), Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (with J.C. Yardley, Blackwell, 2003), Crossroads of History: The Age of Alexander (with L.A. Tritle, 2003), The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002), and The Marshals of Alexander's Empire (1992).

Lawrence A. Tritle is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of The Peloponnesian War (2004), From Melos to My Lai. War and Survival (2000), The Greek World in the Fourth Century (1997) and Phocion the Good (1988), as well as numerous articles on Greek history.

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