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    DescriptionThis book collects together ten contributions by leading experts 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, a new date for the pamphlet on Alexander's last days which ends the Alexander romance, and a re-interpretation of the bizarre portents of his death. Three chapters on historiography address the problem of interpreting Alexander's attested behaviour, the indirect source tradition used by Polybius, and the resonances of contemporary politics in the extant histories.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by A.B. Bosworth, Edited by Elizabeth Baynham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199252756
    ISBN 10: 0199252750
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 line drawing, 17 half-tones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    11 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    E.J. Baynham is Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Review quote
    A full bibliography and a useful index complete this valuable contribution to Alexander scholarship. In sum, the specialist and the student alike are served equally well ... highly recommended. Bryn Mawr Classical Review For those whose interest in Alexander has been stirred, as well as for students of the period, this collection must become compulsory reading. Contemporary Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; A Tale of Two Empires: Alexander the reat and Hernan Cortes ; Conspiracies ; Alexander the Great and Panhellenism ; Alexander the Great and the Kingdom of Asia ; Hephaestion's Pyre and Alexander's Royal Hunt ; Ptolemy and the Will of Alexander ; A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte. An Investigation of Genre ; Artifice and Alexander History ; Polybius, Alexander the Great and Hieronymous of Cardia ; Originality and its Limits in the Alexander Sources of the Early Empire