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Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

A. B. Bosworth and E. J. Baynham


This book collects together ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies that represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. They span the gamut between historical reconstruction and historiographical research and, viewed as a whole, represent a wide spectrum of methodology. This first English collection of essays on Alexander the Great of Macedon includes a comparison of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with the Macedonians in the east that examines the attitudes towards the subject peoples and the justification of conquest, an analysis of the attested conspira ... More

Keywords: Alexander the Great, Mexico, panhellenic ideology, kingship, Macedon, conspiracies, Polybius, contemporary politics, conquest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198152873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. B. Bosworth, editor
University of Western Australia

E. J. Baynham, editor
University of Newcastle, New South Wales