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2. Prince: Alexander in the Macedonian court

2. Prince: Alexander in the Macedonian court  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0003
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9780198706151
‘Prince: Alexander in the Macedonian Court’ looks at Alexander's childhood and at a number of women who played an important part in his upbringing, such as his mother, Olympias; Eurydice, ... More
4. History wars

4. History wars  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0005
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9780192803917
‘History wars’ uses the literature of the second century AD to recover a sense of how those who were conquered sought to establish an identity in a new imperial world. Conquest by Rome had ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0001
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9780192840943
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction explores the puzzles sketched out by the Presocratic philosophers: What is being? Suppose what is real is very different from ... More
11. Coriolanus

11. Coriolanus  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0012
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9780198785293
For what is believed to be his last tragedy, Shakespeare turned once again to Ancient Rome. He chose to write a political and personal drama about a great Roman warrior of the 5th century ... More
8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon

8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0009
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9780198706151
‘Doomed to Die: Alexander in Babylon’ looks at the final chapter in Alexander's life, which was set in Babylon. When Alexander entered Babylon after his victory at Gaugamela, he was ... More
6. Grand Theories

6. Grand Theories  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0006
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9780192853851
‘Grand Theories’ focuses on the continuing efforts to make available the most authentic texts of classical literature. Classical editors explain the language and content of the works they ... More
7. Classical plays

7. Classical plays  

Stanley Wells

in William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788048
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718628.003.0007
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9780198718628
Shakespeare’s grammar school education gave him a thorough grounding in Latin, and possibly some Greek, and in the writings of classical authors. He drew on and developed this knowledge at ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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book
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9780198706151
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More

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