Friday, June 7, 2024

The fabrication of Alexander the Great: habilidade política e genialidade militar nas fontes antigas (336-331 AEC)

Henrique Modanez de Sant’Anna  
A fabricação de Alexandre Magno: habilidade política e genialidade militar nas fontes antigas (336-331 AEC)


This book aims at criticizing the many literary presentations that praise Alexander the Great’s political skills and military genius, with emphasis on the ancient accounts of the events between 336 and 331 A.E.C. and modern biographies written in English between the 1970s and the 2000s. Ancient historians and biographers (Diodorus Siculus, Curtius Rufus, Plutarch, Arrian and, occasionally, the epitome of Pompeius Trogus by Justin), who sometimes appear to be objective, other times work through a hyperbolic discourse, were studied. They present a similar view on Alexander and at the same time contradictory accounts on the narrated events. It is hoped, therefore, that this book will further the debate on the dynamics of presenting the deeds of the Macedonian who is considered to be one of the great leaders of ancient times.

April 1, 2021

Details about the available publication format: PDF

ISBN-13 (15)


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