By Ian Worthington
Along with his unheard of conquests from Greece within the west to India within the East, Alexander the good used to be the kind of guy that legends are made up of; therein lies the matter for these learning him. Ought we to simply accept a dead ringer for a rushing king having fun with a string of surprising successes, or undertake a extra cynical overview, being attentive to all of the disadvantages of his reign? within the mild of the proof at our disposal, does he even need to be known as ''Great''? This intriguing new quantity is an critical consultant for undergraduates to the examine of Alexander the nice, exhibiting the issues of the traditional resource fabric, and making it transparent that there's no unmarried method of be taken. The 11 thematic chapters include a large collection of the main major released articles approximately Alexander, analyzing the most parts of dialogue and discussion:the assets; Alexander's historical past; Alexander's goals; Alexander and the Greeks; Alexander and Asia; Alexander, India and the ultimate Years; Alexander as basic; Alexander and ''The team spirit of Mankind''; Alexander and Deification; Alexander and Conspiracies; Alexander: The 'Great'? The Reader has the virtue of translating a considerable variety of the extra inaccessible basic assets; every one bankruptcy is usually prefaced with a succinct creation to the subject into consideration.
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The last datable fragments (F 36–7) deal with Gaugamela, late in 331. See further Jacoby, RE x. 1674–1707 (still fundamental); Pearson, LHA 22–49 (cf. Badian, Studies in Greek and Roman History 251–2); Pédech (above, n. 3) 14–69. 6 The date is elusive. 285) dates see J. Roisman, CQ 34 (1984) 373–85. 7 Cf. Schachermeyr, Aleexander in Babyon 211–24; Badian, PACA 8 (1965) 1–8. 8 Cf. FGrH 126 (Ephippus), 119–23 (surveyors [ βηµατιστα ]), 117 (Ephemerides). On the latter see ch. 7 [in Bosworth, Arrian to Alexander].
I. 358 (on Justin xii. 4. 12); Antichthon 17 (1983) 42 (on Justin xiii. 4. 20). Cf. Atkinson (above, n. 2) 67–73, with my comments in CP 78 (1983) 157–9. W. Rutz, Hermes 93 (1965) 370–82. On this, see R. K. Sinclair, CQ 16 (1966) 249–55. For a general appreciation of Diodorus see Hornblower (above, n. 34) 22 ff. The aristeia monopolizes the narrative from xvii. 20. 1 to 21. 3. 3) a celebrated historical crux. For a mordant critique of the tradition see Badian, in Ancient Macedonia ii. 272–4. , Three Historians 16f.
Hammond, The Macedonian State (Oxford: 1989), pp. L. Hammond, Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman2 (Bristol: 1989), pp. B. Bosworth, Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great (Cambridge: 1988), pp. 6 Additional reading E. Badian, ‘Greeks and Macedonians’, in B. N. ), Macedonia and Greece in Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Times (Washington, DC: 1982), pp. 33–51. N. Borza, ‘Greeks and Macedonians in the Age of Alexander: The Source Traditions’, in Transitions to Empire: Essays in Honor of E.
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