Alexander the Great A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415667437
ISBN-13: 9780415667432
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Ian Worthington
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion: the sources Alexander's background Alexander's aims Alexander and the Greeks Alexander and Asia Alexander, India and the Final Years Alexander as General Alexander and "The unity of Mankind" Alexander and Deification Alexander and Conspiracies Alexander: The 'Great'? The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.

Revised Preface
Ancient sources and modern books
Alexander's life and reign: the main events
Alexander in quotes
Special notes and abbreviations
List of maps
The sources
From Arrian to Alexander (OUP, Oxford: 1988), Chap. I, 'Introduction: Some Basic Principles', pp. 1-15
Alexander's influences and the Macedonian background
Philip II of Macedonia (Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 2008), Appendix 2, 'The Question of Macedonian Ethnicity', pp. 216-219
'Macedonian Kingship and Other Political Institutions', in J. Roisman and Ian Worthington (eds), A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford: 2010), pp. 374-391
'Social Customs and Institutions', in J. Roisman and Ian Worthington (eds), A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford: 2010), pp. 392-408
Alexander's aims
'The Aims of Alexander', Greece and Rome1 12 (CUP, Cambridge: 1965), pp. 205-215
'Alexander the Great and the "Limits of the Civilised World'", in W. Heckel and L. Tritle (eds), Crossroads of History, The Age of Alexander (Regina Books, Claremont: 2003), Chap. 8, pp. 147-174
Alexander's battles and generalship
The Generalship of Alexander the Great (repr. Rutgers University Press New Brunswick: I960), Chap. 10, Alexander's Generalship', pp. 284-305
Alexander and the Greeks
A History of Macedonia 3 (OUP, Oxford: 1988), Chap. Ill, Alexander and the Greek States', Sec. 3, 'Relations with the Greek States', pp. 72-83
Alexander and the Greeks', in W. Heckel and L. Tritle (eds), Alexander the Great. A New History (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford: 2009), Chap. 6, pp. 99-120
Alexander and the Persian empire
'The Empire of Darius III in Perspective', in W. Heckel and L. Tritle (eds), Alexander the Great. A New History (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford: 2009), Chap. 8, pp. 141-170
Alexander's Settlements in Central Asia', Ancient Macedonia 4 (Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki: 1986), pp. 315-323
Alexander the Great, Nation Building, and the Creation and Maintenance of Empire', in V.D. Hanson (ed.), Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2010), Chap. 5, pp. 118-137
Alexander, India and the Gedrosian desert
'Alexander and India', Greece and Rome<sup>2</sup> 12 (CUP, Cambridge: 1965), pp. 155-165
'The Indian Satrapies under Alexander the Great', Antichthon 17 (Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 1983), pp. 37-46
From mass marriage to death
'The Death of Alexander the Great: Rumour and Propaganda', Classical Quarterly<sup>2</sup> 21 (CUP, Cambridge: 1971), pp. 112-136
Alexander and the 'unity of mankind'
Alexander the Great 1 (CUP, Cambridge: 1948), Chap. II, 'The Conquest of the Far East', 'the Susa wedding', pp. 110-111, 'the mutiny at Opis', pp. 115-117, Chap. Ill, 'Personality, Policy and Aims', 'the policy of fusion', pp. 137-138 and 145-148
Alexander and the Iranians', Journal of Hellenic Studies 100 (Hellenic Society, 1980), pp. 1-21
'Ethnicity and Cultural Policy at Alexander's Court', Ancient World 22 (Ares Publishers, Inc.: 1991), pp. 21-25
Alexander and deification
Alexander the Great 2 (CUP, Cambridge: 1948), Appendix 22, 'Alexander's Deification', Sec. Ill, '324 BC, pp. 370-373
Alexander the Great, Man and God, rev. ed. (Pearson, London: 2004), pp. 2273-2283
'Alexander's Religion and Divinity', in J. Roisman (ed.), Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (Leiden: 2003), Chap. 10, pp. 253-278
Alexander and conspiracies
'Alexander the Great and the Loneliness of Power', in E. Badian (ed.), Studies in Greek and Roman History (Blackwell, Oxford: 1964), pp. 192-205
'The Conspiracy against Philotas', Phoenix 31 Classical Association of Canada: (1977), pp. 9-21
'Anaxarchus and Callisthenes: Academic Intrigue at Alexander's Court', in H.J. Dell (ed.), Ancient Macedonian Studies in Honour of C.F. Edson (Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki: 1981), pp. 73-86
Alexander: the 'Great'?
Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman<sup>2</sup> (Brisrol Classical Press, Bristol: 1989), pp. 269-273 and 306 (notes)
'Worldwide Empire vs Glorious Enterprise: Diodorus and Justin on Philip II and Alexander the Great', in E.D. Carney and D. Ogden (eds), Philip II and Alexander the Great: Lives and Afterlives (OUP, Oxford: 2010), pp. 165-174 (notes on pp. 289-291)
Index of sources
General index

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