The Roman Alexander
Reading a Cultural Myth
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Empty Bottle
Map 1: The Roman World
Chronology of Alexander
Map 2: Alexander's Journey
1. History into Story
What's in a Name?
Alexander and the Successors: Making History
Rome and the 'East': Cultural Context
The Legacy of the Punic Wars
Rome in the First Century BCE
Augustus and the Succession
History and Identity
2. Readings—Alexander Rex
Alexander v. Rome? What if . . .
Plain Speaking: Autocracy and Freedom of Speech
Flattery and Excess: The Collapse of Language
3. Readings—Living Fast, Dying Young . . .
Angry Young Man . . .
4. Readings—Imaging Alexander
Words, Memory and Myth: The Making of Kings
Frontiers, Limits and a Rhetoric of Conquest: Acknowledging the Power of Words
Africa Dreaming . . .
5. Autocracy—The Roman Alexander Complex
Style of Command
Eastward Ambitions: The Politics of Victory
6. Alexander after Alexander
Index of chief passages discussed