Title: Alexander the Great
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Book Condition: Very Good
0472108581 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472108581Z2
Synopsis: The literary tradition surrounding the Macedonian conqueror is rich, contradictory and complex. Much of what we know comes from the history of Quintus Curtius, who wrote a history of Alexander in the first century AD. Baynham explores Curtius' historical style and his presentation of the legendary king. She examines his use of ancient sources, and discusses why Curtius chose to preserve the information about Alexander that he did. She demonstrates that his work was a carefully planned narrative, and that he was not only interested in presenting Alexander as a clever ruler and accomplished tactician, but also as a human subject to the whims of chance, of fortuna .
About the Author: Baynham is lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
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