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Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire, 150 BC to AD 600

Jaakkojuhani Peltonen
Format
Book
Published
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
9781138315860, 1138315869, 9780429456046, 9780429850547, 9780429850554, 9780429850530
Summary
"The life of Alexander the Great began to be retold from the moment of his death. The Greco-Roman authors used these stories as exemplars in a variety of ways. This book concerns the various stories of Alexander and how they have been used in Roman antiquity to promote certain policies, religious views and value systems. The book is an original contribution to the study of the history and reception of Alexander, analysing the writings of over 70 classical and post-classical authors in a period of over 700 years. Drawing on this extensive range and quantity of material, the study plots the continuity and change of ideas from the early Roman Empire to the early Middle Ages."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Alexander in an Empire of Romans, Greeks, and Jews
  • Alexander as a model of behaviour
  • Alexander in relations of power and influence
  • Alexander in Christian apologia
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Primary sources
  • Appendix 2: Chronological distribution of the data.
Description
x, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
  • "Reception of Alexander the Great."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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