Cities of Alexander the Great (Hardcover)

Author: Fraser, P. M.

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Alexandria in Egypt is just one of many "Alexandrias"--ancient cities traditionally thought of as having been founded by Alexander the Great. In this book, one of the world''s leading experts on the period unravels this fascinating tradition, explaining how it originated in a tendentious political pamphlet of the third century BC, which in turn originated in Ptolemaic Alexandria in the context of the development of the earliest version of the Alexander Romance. His work will force historians to alter radically their overall assessment of Alexander''s achievement, arguing that he founded far fewer cities than usually supposed.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Mfg Part# 9780198150060
SKU 30025478
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198150067
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
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Editors Note The cities founded by Alexander the Great were an essential part of his overall achievement. The problems concerning them, however, are many - and some incapable of solution. This book attempts to unravel the tradition, seeking to demonstrate that it originated in a tendentious political pamphlet of the third century BC, written in Ptolemaic Alexandria in the context of the development of the earliest version of the Alexander-Romance. The author explores the ramifications of this reconstruction from a lost Greek original through to the Persian and Arab traditions, and concludes that the number of cities commonly claimed to have been founded by Alexander needs to be considerably reduced. The book also includes some more general considerations regarding Alexander's policies and intentions.
Editors Note 1 Alexandria in Egypt is just one of many "Alexandrias"--ancient cities traditionally thought of as having been founded by Alexander the Great. In this book, one of the world's leading experts on the period unravels this fascinating tradition, explaining how it originated in a tendentious political pamphlet of the third century BC, which in turn originated in Ptolemaic Alexandria in the context of the development of the earliest version of the Alexander Romance. His work will force historians to alter radically their overall assessment of Alexander's achievement, arguing that he founded far fewer cities than usually supposed.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0280
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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