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Alexander the Great : myth, genesis and sexuality, Daniel Ogden

Label
Alexander the Great : myth, genesis and sexuality
Title
Alexander the Great
Title remainder
myth, genesis and sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Ogden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines ancient texts for clues to Alexander the Great's parentage and birth, romantic relationships, and successors
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BNG
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Ogden, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234.2
LC item number
.O33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Macedonian Expansion (Greece : 359-323 B.C.)
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Kings and rulers
  • Sex
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Alexander the Great : myth, genesis and sexuality, Daniel Ogden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-270) and index
Contents
Son of the thunderbolt : Alexander's birth myths and their dates. The birth myths ; The lion-seal ; The thunderbolt ; The serpent sire and its tradition ; The serpent sire and the debate over Alexander's paternity ; The serpent sire and Ammon -- Son of the serpent : the original identity of Alexander's serpent sire. Alexander's world of serpents ; Patterns in the Alexander serpent-lore ; The original identity of the serpent sire ; The visualisation of the seduction of Olympias -- Son of the ram : Alexander as heir to the Macedonian foundation myths. Typologies ; Macedon ; Caranus ; Perdiccas ; Midas ; Archelaus ; The interaction of Alexander's myths with the foundation myths -- Son of the Eagle : the heirs to Alexander's birth myths. The opportunities offered by Alexander's birth myths ; Ptolemy Soter ; Seleucus Nicator : the foundations of Antioch and Seleuceia ; Seleucus Nicator : descent and typologies ; Seleucus Nicator : Apollo as sire ; Antigonus Monophthalmus and Demetrius Poliocetes ; Other Hellenistic dynasties and the Roman Empire ; Conclusions -- Son of the witch : traditions of polygamy in the Macedonian court. The polygamous structure of the Macedonian court ; Olympias and Philinna : a war of witches? ; Alexander's family : polygamy and productivity -- Alexander's wives : fact and tradition. Roxane ; Stateira ; Parysatis ; Barsine -- Alexander's dalliances : fact and tradition. Courtesans ; Sons and mothers : encounters with local queens -- Alexander's men : fact and tradition. The enigma of Hephaestion ; Bagoas the eunuch ; Hector -- Alexander the gynnis. The gynnis tale ; What was a gynnis ; Alexander as a gynnis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 276 p.
Isbn
9780859898379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769007389
  • (OCoLC)ocn769007389
Label
Alexander the Great : myth, genesis and sexuality, Daniel Ogden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-270) and index
Contents
Son of the thunderbolt : Alexander's birth myths and their dates. The birth myths ; The lion-seal ; The thunderbolt ; The serpent sire and its tradition ; The serpent sire and the debate over Alexander's paternity ; The serpent sire and Ammon -- Son of the serpent : the original identity of Alexander's serpent sire. Alexander's world of serpents ; Patterns in the Alexander serpent-lore ; The original identity of the serpent sire ; The visualisation of the seduction of Olympias -- Son of the ram : Alexander as heir to the Macedonian foundation myths. Typologies ; Macedon ; Caranus ; Perdiccas ; Midas ; Archelaus ; The interaction of Alexander's myths with the foundation myths -- Son of the Eagle : the heirs to Alexander's birth myths. The opportunities offered by Alexander's birth myths ; Ptolemy Soter ; Seleucus Nicator : the foundations of Antioch and Seleuceia ; Seleucus Nicator : descent and typologies ; Seleucus Nicator : Apollo as sire ; Antigonus Monophthalmus and Demetrius Poliocetes ; Other Hellenistic dynasties and the Roman Empire ; Conclusions -- Son of the witch : traditions of polygamy in the Macedonian court. The polygamous structure of the Macedonian court ; Olympias and Philinna : a war of witches? ; Alexander's family : polygamy and productivity -- Alexander's wives : fact and tradition. Roxane ; Stateira ; Parysatis ; Barsine -- Alexander's dalliances : fact and tradition. Courtesans ; Sons and mothers : encounters with local queens -- Alexander's men : fact and tradition. The enigma of Hephaestion ; Bagoas the eunuch ; Hector -- Alexander the gynnis. The gynnis tale ; What was a gynnis ; Alexander as a gynnis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 276 p.
Isbn
9780859898379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769007389
  • (OCoLC)ocn769007389

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