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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 Alexa Alexandria in Egypt is just one of many t cities traditionally thought of as having been founded by Alexander the Great.

My aim in this book has been to collect and analyse the traditions relating to the foundations of cities by Alexander the Great.

Penerbit: Oxford University Press. My aim in this book has been to collect and analyse the traditions relating to the foundations of cities by Alexander the Great. They pose a different problem from that which arises with regard to the cities founded or refounded by the Hellenistic kings, the historical evidence for which is largely determined by reliable literary, epigraphical, and numismatic evidence. In the case of Alexander the problem is essentially to determine what cities he did indeed found, how many out of the large number attributed to him by our various sources are actually historical, and in what sense.

The cities founded by Alexander the Great are an essential part of his overall achievements. The problems concerning them, however, are many - and some incapable of solution. This book is the first to unravel thoroughly the 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.

Alexander the Great founded, or substantially re-established, or renamed, several towns or cities. They are (with present-day locations): Alexandropolis Maedica, in Thrace, modern Bulgaria. Alexandria in Troas, modern Dalyan in Turkey. Alexandria by the Latmus, possibly Alinda, Turkey. Alexandria near Issus; İskenderun in Turkey preserves the name, but probably not the exact site. Alexandria Ariana, now Herat, Afghanistan. Alexandria Prophthasia, perhaps Farah, Afghanistan.

The cities founded by Alexander the Great are an essential part of his overall achievements

The cities founded by Alexander the Great are an essential part of his overall achievements.

Fraser, . 1996, Cities of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great: The Main Problems. Gruen, . 1985, The Coronation of the Diadochoi, in J. Eadie and J. Ober (ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press) Alexander the Great: The Main Problems., The Craft of the Ancient Historian: Essays in Honor of C. G. Starr. Lanham: University Press of America), 253–71. 1993, The Polis in the Hellenistic World, in R. Rosen and J. Farrell (ed., Nomodeiktes: Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald.

Alexander the Great, Philip Freeman. The ancient Greek historian Arrian believed that his biography of Alexander the Great was unique and surpassed all previous works on the life of the Macedonian king

Alexander the Great, Philip Freeman. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. The ancient Greek historian Arrian believed that his biography of Alexander the Great was unique and surpassed all previous works on the life of the Macedonian king. I make no such claims for my book.

Alexander the Great and Macedonian Kausia,³ Transactions of the American Philological Association.

Oxford: Claredon Press, 1996. 78 Fredricksmeyer, . Alexander the Great and Macedonian Kausia,³ Transactions of the American Philological Association. Alexander, Zeus Ammon, and the Conquest of Asia,³ Transactions of the American Philological Association. Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lempriere.

Similar books and articles. Alexandrias P. M. Fraser: Cities of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great N. L. Hammond: Sources for Alexander the Great: An Analysis of Plutarch's Life and Arrian's Anabasis Alexandrou. Cambridge Classical Studies. Fraser: Cities of Alexander the Great. Pp. Xi + 263, 2 Maps. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. 40. ISBN: 0-19-815006-. Alexander the Great N. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

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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