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Introduction

Brian Bosworth

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book analyses and explains some of the huge body of romance that has adhered to the historical Alexander the Great of Macedon and addresses the perennial problems of kingship and imperialism. It ... More


Hephaestion’s Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander

Olga Palagia

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After the death of Alexander the Great of Macedon, a series of monuments depicting him hunting a lion along with one or more companions began to appear on the Greek mainland. In Asia during that ... More


What’s in a Line? Papyrus Formats and Hephaestionic Formulae

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Alcaic stanza was written in four lines, and was conceived as a four-verse unit, from the Alexandrian period to the middle of the 20th century. Horace had been the paramount authority before the ... More


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