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Alexander the Great in fact and fiction

Author: A B Bosworth; Elizabeth Baynham
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book comprises ten contributions by leading scholars, and represents the most advanced writing in the field. They display a rich variety of methodologies, combining historical reconstruction and historiographical research. The volume includes a comparison of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with the Macedonians in the east, an analysis of the attested conspiracies at the Macedonian and Persian courts, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A B Bosworth; Elizabeth Baynham
ISBN: 0198152876 9780198152873 9786610444830 6610444838
OCLC Number: 122971945
Notes: "This book originated in a symposium on Alexander the Great, held at the University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia) in July 1997"--Preliminary page.
Description: viii, 370 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Brian Bosworth --
A tale of two empires : Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great / Brian Bosworth --
Conspiracies / E. Badian --
Alexander the Great and panhellenism / Michael Flower --
Alexander the Great and the kingdom of Asia / Ernst Fredricksmeyer --
Hephaestion's pyre and the royal hunt of Alexander / Olga Palagia --
Ptolemy and the will of Alexander / Brian Bosworth --
A baleful birth in Babylon : the significance of the prodigy in the Liber de morte : an investigation of genre / Elizabeth Baynham --
Artifice and Alexander history / Elizabeth Carney --
Polybius and Alexander histgoriography / Richard Billows --
Originality and its limits in the Alexander sources of the early empire / John Atkinson.
Responsibility: edited by A.B. Bosworth and E.J Baynham.

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