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His Biographers

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at how several contemporary scholars, courtiers, and writers who knew Alexander wrote histories of his exploits. From them scholars can glean some idea of historical events, but ... More


The Discourses

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Surveys the scope, themes, and style of Epictetus’ Discourses, starting with an assessment of their transmission by Epictetus’ student, Arrian. They should be read as an accurate record of how he ... More


Images and Tombs: Druids Face to Face?

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on a recent study which suggested a possible link between the religious tonsure spoken of by Bede and others and the singular hairstyles identified on Iron Age iconographic human ... More


Killing Cleitus: Alexander’s Fruitless Remorse

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The fourth chapter discusses Alexander the Great’s expressions of remorse after his drunken murder of the courtier Cleitus. Here the dark side of remorse emerges more clearly, for his remorse is ... More


Geography and Ancient History

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers accounts of the geography and ancient history of India. For example, Arrian explicitly based his account of the geography and hydrography of India on Eratosthenes, who must ... More


The Philosopher’s Ambition: Plutarch, Arrian, and Marcus Aurelius

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter singles out three men from the second century AD who exalted the ideal of the philosopher ruler, and who themselves were honoured as philosophers: Plutarch, Arrian, and Marcus Aurelius. ... More


A Dangerous Leap (Alexander 63.2–6)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A mass of comparative material, Greek and Latin, rhythmic and unrhythmic, enables us to scrutinize sharply Plutarch’s treatment in the Life of Alexander of Alexander’s leap into an Indian city full ... More


Accidental Publication and Postpublication Revision

Matthew D. C. Larsen

in Gospels before the Book

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190848583
eISBN:
9780190848613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848583.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Connected with textual unfinishedness are several concepts. Chapter 3 explores two such concepts and their connection to the idea of textual stability and authorial intentionality: accidental ... More


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