Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great

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Joseph Roisman
Brill, 2003 - History - 400 pages
Many important issues surrounding Alexander the Great's conquest have captured the interest of scholars and general readers since antiquity. This book acquaints us with these issues and their current interpretations, and opens up new directions of investigation as it confronts them. It covers a broad range of topics: the ancients' representations of the king in literature and art; Alexander's relations with Greeks, Macedonians, and the peoples of Asia; the military, political, sociological, and cultural aspects of his campaigns; the exploitation of his story by ancient philosophers to argue a moral point and by modern communities to affirm or contest ethnic and national identities. This volume will be of interest to scholars and nonspecialists alike and serve as a standard reference work for years to come.

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Contents

The Ancient Evidence for Alexander the Great
3
Alexander in Greek and Roman Art
31
Alexander Philip and the Macedonian Background
69
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Joseph Roisman, Ph.D. (1981) in Ancient History, University of Washington, is a Professor of Classics at Colby College. He has published extensively on ancient Greek history and historiography including The General Demosthenes and His Use of Military Surprise (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1993).

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