East and West in the World Empire of Alexander: Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth

Hardcover | March 26, 2015

EditorPat Wheatley, Elizabeth Baynham

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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 oftensynonymous 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 inIndia. 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 examiningthe Successors, especially Craterus, and Ptolemy, and Alexander's ill-fated surviving dynasty, including Olympias, Eurydice, and Philip III Arrhidaeus.

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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 oftensynonymous with scholarship on Alexander the Gre...

Pat Wheatley is Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Elizabeth Baynham is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.08 inPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsList of Maps and IllustrationsList of AbbreviationsPat Wheatley and Elizabeth Baynham: Brian Bosworth: An AppreciationWorks by A. B. Bosworth1. Judith Maitland and#8224;: MHNIN AEIand#916;E and#920;AE: Alexander the Great and the Anger of Achilles2. Waldemar Heckel: Alexander, Achilles, and Heracles: Between Myth and History3. Lara O'Sullivan: Callisthenes and Alexander the Invincible God4. Elizabeth Baynham: Why the Devil wears Prada: The Politics of Display in Military Kit in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC5. Edward M. Anson: Alexander at the Beas6. David Whitehead: Alexander the Great and the Mechanici7. Ian Worthington: From East to West: Alexander and the Exiles Decree8. Norman G. Ashton: Craterus Revisited9. Daniel Ogden: Nectanebo's Seduction of Olympias and Benign Anguiform Deities of the Ancient Greek World10. Timothy Howe: Cleopatra-Eurydice, Olympias, and a 'Weak' Alexander11. Elizabeth D. Carney: Dynastic Loyalty and Dynastic Collapse in Macedonia12. Robin Lane Fox: King Ptolemy: Centre and Periphery13. Ken Sheedy and Boyo Ockinga: The Crowned Ram's Head on Coins of Alexander the Great and the Rule of Ptolemy as Satrap of Egypt14. Pat Wheatley: Diadoch Chronography after Philip Arrhidaeus: Old and New Evidence15. Getzel M. Cohen: Polis Hellenis16. David Kennedy: Thapsacus and Zeugma17. Jane Bellemore: Valerius Maximus and His Presentation of Alexander the Great18. Arthur J. Pomeroy: Tacitus and the Crises of Empire19. John R. Melville-Jones: Legitimizing an Emperor: The Solidus of Alexander IIIBibliography