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ISBN-10: 0198152876

ISBN-13: 9780198152873

ISBN-10: 0199252750

ISBN-13: 9780199252756

This booklet collects jointly ten contributions via top students within the box of Alexander reports which characterize the main complex scholarship during this zone. They span the gamut among ancient reconstruction and historiographical examine, and, seen as an entire, signify a large spectrum of technique. this primary English choice of essays on Alexander contains a comparability of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with the Macedonians within the east which examines the attitudes in the direction of the topic peoples and the justification of conquest, an research of the attested conspiracies on the Macedonian and Persian courts, and stories of panhellenic ideology and the idea that of kingship. there's a radical new interpretation of the searching fresco from Tomb II at Vergina, and a brand new date for the pamphlet on Alexander's dying which results the Alexander Romance. 3 chapters on historiography deal with the matter of analyzing Alexander's attested habit, the oblique resource culture utilized by Polybius, and the resonances of up to date politics within the extant histories.

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