Alexander the Great, Macedonia and Asia

Dawn L. Gilley*, Ian Worthington

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Ancient Macedonia
EditorsJoseph Roisman, Ian Worthington
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781405179362
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to the Ancient World
PublisherBlackwell Publishing


  • Alexander in Asia, focus of this volume-Macedonia, and Alexander's conquests in Asia
  • Alexander the Great-Macedonia and Asia
  • Alexander's accomplishments-contemporary sources, fragments or minor comments in oratory
  • Alexander's stay, in Greece for two years-before Asia's invasion
  • Alexander, raised in his Homeric tradition
  • Alexander, son of Philip II-and his fourth wife Olympias of Epirus
  • Macedonia in Alexander's absence-keeping Greeks in check, aiding Antipater in administering Macedonia and Greece
  • Miraculous stories, Alexander's conception and birth-Plutarch, showing Alexander as no average boy
  • The eldest Arrhidaeus, next in line for the throne-but Alexander becoming heir
  • The Lamian War-news of Alexander's death in 323-revolts from League of Corinth

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