The Roman Alexander: Reading a Cultural Myth - Exeter Studies in History (Hardback)Diana Spencer (author)
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Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Spencer offers a number of subtle and stimulating interpretations. * The International History Review xxv.3 *
This is a stimulating book, filled with imaginative and suggestive ideas. * The International History Review xxv.3 *
This well-presented book (with Andy Warhol's Alexander the Great on the cover) examines the image of Alexander as developed and utilised by the Romans. * Joint Association of Classical Teachers JACT Iss 34 *
... her purpose is an exegesis of the key passages and an historical account of the development of political themes associated with Alexander. In this she has admirably succeeded, and has made a useful contribution to the study of the Alexander myth, and to the study of political discourse in the late Republic and early Principate. * Scholia Reviews 13 *
This important study provides a valuable resource for serious scholars of Alexander as well as for teachers and students. The Latin text is preceded by English translations throughout the volume, and there is a bibliography of modern Alexanders... Written in an engaging academic style, the book calls for a new approach to the history and reception of Alexander. * The Historian *
Spencer's achievement lies in her innovative analysis of Alexander as a mythical figure in order to assess his cultural impact upon the Romans. * The Historian *
This is a stimulating book, filled with imaginative and suggestive ideas. * The International History Review *
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