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Alexander the Great

John Boardman

Abstract

This book looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world, from Scotland to China. Alexander's defeat of the Persian Empire in 331 BC captured the popular imagination, inspiring an endless series of stories and representations that emerged shortly after his death and continues today. The book reflects on the most interesting and emblematic depictions of this towering historical figure. Some of the stories relate to historical events associated with Alexander's mi ... More

Keywords: Alexander the Great, Persian Empire, military career

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691181752
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Boardman, author