Alexander the Great: A New History

Alexander the Great: A New History

By: Waldemar Heckel (editor), Lawrence A. Tritle (editor)Paperback

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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 fieldLooks 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 cinemaDiscusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood filmsA highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

About Author

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.


List of Figures vii List of Contributors viii Chronology ix Preface and Acknowledgments xiv Abbreviations xv Journal and Serial Abbreviations xvii Map xx Introduction 1 1 The Macedonian Background 7Michael Zahrnt 2 Alexander s Conquest of Asia 26Waldemar Heckel 3 The Diadochi, or Successors to Alexander 53Patrick Wheatley 4 A King and His Army 69Waldemar Heckel 5 The Court of Alexander the Great as Social System 83Gregor Weber 6 Alexander and the Greeks 99 The Corinthian LeagueElisabetta Poddighe 7 Alexander and the Greeks 121 Artists and Soldiers, Friends and EnemiesLawrence A. Tritle 8 The Empire of Darius III in Perspective 141Pierre Briant 9 Alexander and the Persian Empire, between Decline and Renovation 171 History and HistoriographyPierre Briant 10 Alexander and his Terrible Mother 189Elizabeth D. Carney 11 Alexander s Sex Life 203Daniel Ogden 12 Heroes, Cults, and Divinity 218Boris Dreyer 13 Alexander s Image in the Age of the Successors 235Alexander Meeus 14 Roman Alexanders 251 Epistemology and IdentityDiana Spencer 15 The Construction of a New Ideal 275 The Official Portraiture of Alexander the GreatCatie Mihalopoulos 16 Power, Passion, and Patrons 294Alexander, Charles Le Brun, and Oliver StoneE. J. Baynham Bibliography 311 Index 349

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  • ISBN13: 9781405130820
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 388
  • ID: 9781405130820
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 1405130822

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