Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great

Kenneth Moore (Editor)

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The reception of Alexander III of Macedon has arguably had more of a tremendous impact on western history than any other single individual before or since. The Companion to Alexander the Great undertakes a broad approach in keeping with the remit outlined in the call for proposals for the Companions to Classical Reception series. The scope of material considered includes receptions of Philip II of Macedon, Olympias of Epirus and other notable figures closely associated with Alexander. It takes into account the evolving image of Alexander, how it has changed over time and context and how it has been assimilated into a number of different traditions. While classicists takes the lead in this Companion, in order to adequately discharge its remit such diverse scholarship as that of art historians, film studies, literary critics, theologians, political scientists and military historians have been brought to bear.This volume also has a wider appeal outwith the Classics and Classical Reception. It shold something of interest to cultural studies, history, literary theory and art history in terms of both student and specialist alike. And it has been designed to appeal to the general reader who is interested in the tradition of Alexander.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages855
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-35993-2
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-28507-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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NameBrill's Companion to Classical Reception


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