Alexander’s Legacy

Cinzia, Bearzot & Landucci Franca (eds.). (2016). Alexander’s Legacy: Atti del Convegno, Milano-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, settembre 2015 (Monografie Del Centro Ricerche Di Documentazione Sull’antichita Classica). L’ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER.

 

Recently, the history of Alexander and his Successors has attracted growing attention of modern academia. The Hellenistic world is not viewed anymore as a moment of decadence after the splendour of the Greek Classical age, enlightened by Athens’ bright star, but as an engaging example of ante litteram globalization, the essential premise to the development of the Roman Empire. We have consequently considered opportune and significant to organise a conference meeting devoted to Alexander’ s Legacy.

 

Table of contents:

  • Preface
  • SILVIA BARBANTANI: Alexander’s Presence (and Absence) in Hellenistic Poetry
  • TIMOTHY HOWE: Plutarch, Arrian and the Hydaspes: An Historiographical Approach
  • FEDERICOMARIAMUCCIOLI: Classical sources and proskynesis. History of a Misunderstanding
  • MAREK JAN OLBRYCHT: Alexander the Great at Susa (324 B.C.)
  • GIUSEPPE SQUILLACE: Darius versus Darius: Portrayal of the Enemy in Alexander’s Propaganda
  • EDWARD M. ANSON: Fortress Egypt: The Abortive Invasions of 320 and 306 BC
  • VÍCTOR ALONSO TRONCOSO: Antigonus Monophthalmus and Alexander’s Memory
  • SABINE MÜLLER: Visualizing Political Friendship, Family Ties, and Links to the Argead Past in the Time of the Successors
  • DANIEL OGDEN: Seleucus, his Signet Ring and his Diadem
  • MANUELA MARI: A «Lawless Piety» in an Age of Transition. Demetrius the Besieger and the Political Uses of Greek Religion
  • FRANCES POWNALL: Alexander’s Political Legacy in the West: Duris on Agathocles
  • LUISA PRANDI: Philodemus of Gadara on Callisthenes and Alexander (New Light from PHerc 1675 and 1050)
  • JOSEPH ROISMAN: CONCLUSIONS
  • LIVIA DE MARTINIS: Alexander in Asia Minor. Reconsidering a Greek-Carian Inscription from Kaunos
  • LAURA LODDO: The kathodos of Tegea’s Exiles: Civic Laws and Royal diagrammata
  • ANNABELLA ORANGES: Anti-Macedonian Feelings on Trial: the Lawsuits against Lycurgus