The World of Phillip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times

Danien, Elin C (ed.).

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The ancient Greek definition of a symposium is that of a convivial meeting for intellectual discussion. A range of authors were asked to look at the fourth century B.C. from their particular viewpoint, whether it was war, religion, state-craft, intrigue, or the central and symbolic role of the Greek games. The articles offered here are the result and were presented as lectures at the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia.


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The magnetism of the man known as Alexander the Great, along with that of his father, Philip of Macedon, is almost tangible, felt by people in all times since that brilliant young conqueror moved through the world more than two thousand years ago. Scholars whose fields touch that power continue to be intrigued by these two men and the ways in which their actions altered or contributed significantly to Western culture. Contributors discuss the fourth century B.C. from the point of view of the historical significance of Philip (A. J. Graham and A. J. N. W. Prag), the foundations of Alexander's empire in Egypt (Murray C. McClellan), the ancient Olympic games (David Gilman Romano), religion (Irene Bald Romano), and Alexander's last great battle in India (Gregory L. Possehl).

Book Details

Author Danien, Elin C (ed.).
Format PB
Publisher Univeristy of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
Publish Date 0/01/1900
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 117