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East and West in the World Empire of Alexander: Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth (Pat Wheatley Elizabeth Baynham (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2015) 9780199693429
East and West in the World Empire of Alexander: Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth (Pat Wheatley Elizabeth Baynham (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2015) 9780199693429
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Title: East and West in the World Empire of Alexander: Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth

Author: Wheatley, Pat Elizabeth Baynham (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199693429

Volumes: 1; Pages: 464

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The essays in this volume - written by twenty international scholars - are dedicated to Professor Brian Bosworth who has, in over forty-five years, produced arguably the most influential corpus of historical and historiographical research by one scholar. Professor Bosworth's name is often synonymous with scholarship on Alexander the Great, but his expertise also spreads far wider, as the scope of these essays demonstrates. The collection's coverage ranges from Egyptian and Homeric parallels, through Roman historiography, to Byzantine coinage.However, the life of Alexander provides the volume's central theme, and among the topics explored are the conqueror's resonance with mythological figures such as Achilles and Heracles, his divine pretensions and military display, and his motives for arresting his expedition at the River Hyphasis in India. Some of Alexander's political acts are also scrutinized, as are the identities of those supposedly present in the last symposium where, according to some sources, the fatal poison was administered to the king. Part of the collection focuses on Alexander's legacy, with seven essays examining the Successors, especially Craterus, and Ptolemy, and Alexander's ill-fated surviving dynasty, including Olympias, Eurydice, and Philip III Arrhidaeus.Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsList of Maps and IllustrationsList of AbbreviationsBrian Bosworth: An Appreciation, Pat Wheatley and Elizabeth BaynhamWorks by A. B. Bosworth1. Alexander the Great and the Anger of Achilles, Judith Maitland 2. Alexander, Achilles, and Heracles: Between Myth and History, Waldemar Heckel3. Callisthenes and Alexander the Invincible God, Lara O'Sullivan4. Why the Devil wears Prada: The Politics of Display in Military Kit in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC, Elizabeth Baynham5. Alexander at the Beas, Edward M. Anson6. Alexander the Great and the Mechanici, David Whitehead7. From East to West: Alexander and the Exiles Decree, Ian Worthington8. Craterus Revisited, Norman G. Ashton9. Nectanebo's Seduction of Olympias and Benign Anguiform Deities of the Ancient Greek World, Daniel Ogden10. Cleopatra-Eurydice, Olympias, and a 'Weak' Alexander, Timothy Howe11. Dynastic Loyalty and Dynastic Collapse in Macedonia, Elizabeth D. Carney12. King Ptolemy: Centre and Periphery, Robin Lane Fox13. The Crowned Ram's Head on Coins of Alexander the Great and the Rule of Ptolemy as Satrap of Egypt, Ken Sheedy and Boyo Ockinga14. Diadoch Chronography after Philip Arrhidaeus: Old and New Evidence, Pat Wheatley15. Polis Hellenis, Getzel M. Cohen16. Thapsacus and Zeugma, David Kennedy17. Valerius Maximus and His Presentation of Alexander the Great, Jane Bellemore18. Tacitus and the Crises of Empire, Arthur J. Pomeroy19. Legitimizing an Emperor: The Solidus of Alexander III, John R. Melville-JonesBibliography
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