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This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From 320 BC to AD 400, Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the Greek world and the Roman empire, to late antiquity. Also including numismatic material that exceeds all previous published works, and well-illustrated, this historical survey brings Alexander and his legacy to life.

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Genre: History
Author: Karsten Dahmen
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2007-01-24
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134159703

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This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From 320 BC to AD 400, Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the Greek world and the Roman empire, to late antiquity. Also including numismatic material that exceeds all previous published works, and well-illustrated, this historical survey brings Alexander and his legacy to life.

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Genre: History
Author: Karsten Dahmen
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2007-01-25
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780203967997

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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great has something for everyone who is interested in the life and afterlife of Alexander III of Macedon, the Great.

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Genre: History
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Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2018-06-01
File: 880 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004359932

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When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC without a chosen successor he left behind a huge empire and ushered in a turbulent period, as his generals fought for control of vast territories. The time of the Successors (Diadochi) is usually defined as beginning in 323 BC and ending with the deaths of the last two Successors in 281 BC. This is a major publication devoted to the Successors and contains eighteen papers reflecting current research. Several papers attempt to unravel the source history of the very limited remaining narrative accounts, and add additional materials through cuneiform and Byzantine texts. Specific historical issues addressed include the role of so-called royal flatterers and whether or not Alexander's old guard did continue to serve into their sixties and seventies. Three papers reflect the recent conscious effort by many to break away from the Hellenocentric view of the predominantly Greek sources, by examining the role of the conquered, specifically the prominent roles played by Iranians in the administration and military of Alexander and his Successors, pockets of Iranian resistance which eventually blossomed into Hellenistic kingdoms ruled by sovereigns proclaiming their direct connection to an Iranian past and a continuation of Iranian influence through an examination of the roles played by certain of the Diadochis Iranian wives. The papers in the final section analyse the use of varying forms of propaganda. These include the use of the concept of Freedom of the Greeks as a means of manipulating opinion in the Greek world; how Ptolemy used a snake cult associated with the foundation of Alexandria in Egypt to link his kingship with that of Alexander; and the employment of elephant images to advertise the authority of particular rulers.

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Genre: History
Author: Victor Alonso Troncoso
Publisher:
Release: 2013-03-08
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782970651

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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

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Genre: History
Author: Waldemar Heckel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-09-19
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444360158

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Genre: Numismatics, Greek
Author: Sir George Francis Hill
Publisher:
Release: 1899
File: 295 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015025914907

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This lavishly-produced catalogue presents one of the finest colelctions of Hellenistic coins in Australia. The enlarged pictures are designed to allow close inspection of detail, for the serious collector, but it is also suitable for those who have a more general interest in all things 'Alexander'.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Kenneth A. Sheedy
Publisher: Ancient Coins in Australian Company
Release: 2007
File: 172 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000122508090

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In the hellenistic period the Greek city-states are thought to have lost their independence and thereby also their possibilities of democratic government. This study shows that interstate relations among the Greek cities of coastal Asia Minor were active. Measures were taken to solve conflicts and to strengthen ties of friendship among cities, but the cities did not refrain from claiming their rights vis-a-vis each other and even waging wars; in the power struggle between the changing hegemons, the poleis had possibilities to manoeuvre fairly independently. By systematizing and analyzing the frequency and contents of hellenistic decrees enacted by the council and the demos in four East Greek city-states, the study shows that the latter were democratically ruled, and the issues decided on foremost concerned foreign relations. However, in the second half of the second century polis decrees gradually decrease, to cease altogether towards the end of the first century BC. A possible reason is the growing power of Rome and the establishment of the Roman province of Asia in 129 BC. Under a sole hegemon the poleis no longer had possibilities to set their own agenda.

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Genre: History
Author: Susanne Carlsson
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
Release: 2010
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: 351509265X

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Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Author: George Gregory
Publisher:
Release: 1819
File: Pages
ISBN-13: PRNC:32101079871297

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Why another book on Alexander with more than two thousand already in print? This publication presents a clear, up-to-date synthesis of the most recent research on the coinages of Alexander and his successors. While initially produced to accompany a numismatic installation in the Greek gallery of the Harvard University Art Museums' Arthur M. Sackler Museum and a Harvard undergraduate course, the book is not strictly an exhibition catalogue. Rather, it serves a broader purpose as a catalogue for Harvard's Alexander and related coins as well as a general introduction to coins, and, specifically, to coins of the era. Of interest to collectors and numismatists, the book introduces ancient Greek coins and the development of portraiture on coins and also offers an overview of the complexity of the historical events and coinages from the time of Alexander I of Macedon to the end of the Hellenistic monarchies in 31 B.C. In a section on the afterlife of the image of Alexander, the author presents some original ideas on the Poros coinage and discusses some Baktrian coins as well as Alexander's cult during the Roman empire, particularly in relation to the Abu Qir medallions.

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Genre: Art
Author: Carmen Arnold-Biucchi
Publisher: Harvard Art Museum (Acc)
Release: 2006
File: 84 Pages
ISBN-13: 1891771418

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