"Alexander the Great"
TTH 2.10-3.30 Ladd 207
Ladd 209 x5462 Hours MTTh 11-12
the Great, King of Macedon, champion of the Greeks and conqueror of the
world, was a complex and fascinating figure who has captivated the interest
of historians and romantics since his death in 323/322 B.C. Alexander’s
legacy is profound, for it was with him that the “harvest of Hellenism”
spread throughout the known world. He has come to symbolize worldly glory
and conquest, and modern critics have viewed him as a dashing adventurer,
a ruthless tyrant, and a self-aggrandizing, superhuman living god. We will
examine the life and career of Alexander through the eyes of his contemporaries
and later classical biographers and historians.
Maintained by Michael Arnush, Classics Department
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866