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Alexander the Great : Myth, Genesis and Sexuality (Paperback)

Author: Ogden, Daniel

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) has become a figure emblematic of his age--as well as one continually reassessed in our own time by generations of scholars, historians, and critics. This is the first volume devoted specifically to the study of Alexander''s sexuality and its representation and Ogden''s accessible presentation of the myths and critical narratives behind this heroic figure makes it a perfect volume for any student of ancient history. Along the way, the author draws us in to captivating issues as diverse as Alexander''s relationship with his wife Barsine; the mythology behind accounts of his siring by a thunderbolt or giant snake; the recurring representation of Alexander''s mother Olympias as a witch; and the various commentaries on Alexander''s homosexual engagement with his companion Hephaestion.


Publisher Liverpool Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780859898386
SKU 211296838
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0859898385
Release Date 12/1/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0276
Publisher University of Exeter Press
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