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Faces of power : Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics, Andrew Stewart

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Faces of power : Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics
Title
Faces of power
Title remainder
Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alexander the Great changed the face of the ancient world. During his life and after his death, his image in works of art exerted an unprecedented influence. But can we really know what meaning lies behind these images? Andrew Stewart demonstrates that these portraits actually transmit not so much a likeness of Alexander as a set of carefully crafted clichés that mobilize the notion "Alexander" for diverse ends and diverse audiences. Stewart discusses the portraits as studies in power and his original interpretation of them gives unprecedented fullness and shape to the idea and image called "Alexander." [publisher]
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Stewart, Andrew F
Dewey number
938/.07
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DF234.2
LC item number
.S74 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hellenistic culture and society
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Portraits, Hellenistic
  • Greece
  • Alexander
  • Alexandre
  • Alexandre
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Portraits, Hellenistic
  • Greece
  • Portraits hellénistiques
  • Grèce
  • Portretten
  • Beeldvorming
  • Propaganda
  • Art grec
  • Portraits hellénistiques
  • Grèce
  • Greece
  • Regions & Countries - Europe
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Faces of power : Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics, Andrew Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-492) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Approaching Alexander. 1. Texts. 1. Histories. 2. The Portraits: Testimonia. 2. Images. 1. Survivors. 2. Synthesis. 3. Approaches. 3. Alexander: An Encounter. 1. A Meeting in Kilikia. 2. Personal. 3. New Achilles. 4. King Alexander. 5. God Invincible? -- II. King and Conqueror. 4. Masks of Youth. 1. Youth and Rejuvenation. 2. Attic and Lysippic. 3. Progeny. 4. King and Polis. 5. Charges to Remember. 1. In Memoriam. 2. The Alexander Mosaic: A Reading. 3. Apulian Echoes. 6. Spear-won Land. 1. Unifying Images. 2. Alexander Doryphoros. 3. Chameleon King. 4. Make War, Not Love. 7. On Loan from Olympos. 1. A Revocable Gift. 2. The Heritage of Apelles. 3. Enigma in Malibu. 4. Death and Transfiguration -- III. Survivors and Successors. 8. Imperial Egypt. 1. A Regional Hegemony? 2. Alexandreion Ptolemaiou. 3. Blessed Patron, Blessed City. 4. Alexandrian Carnival. 5. Alexander's Image and Ptolemaic Policy. 9. Images of Insecurity. 1. "Alexander and Victory" 2. Crusade in Africa. 3. A Soldier's Return. 4. Macedonia and Greece: Kassandros to Gonatas. 10. Asian Figurehead. 1. Two Vassals. 2. The Cities of Asia. 3. Antigonos, Demetrios, Seleukos, and Lysimachos -- Epilogue: Resurrections -- App. 1. Alexander's Personal Appearance -- App. 2. The Hellenistic and Roman Republican Portraits: Literary and Epigraphical Testimonia -- App. 3. Cults of Alexander -- App. 4. Preserved Alexander Portraits Discussed in the Text -- App. 5. The Getty Fragments: A Catalogue -- App. 6. Hephaistion -- App. 7. Alexander and the Successors: A Chronology (336-275 B.C.)
Control code
44963360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 507 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585139920
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963360
Label
Faces of power : Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics, Andrew Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-492) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Approaching Alexander. 1. Texts. 1. Histories. 2. The Portraits: Testimonia. 2. Images. 1. Survivors. 2. Synthesis. 3. Approaches. 3. Alexander: An Encounter. 1. A Meeting in Kilikia. 2. Personal. 3. New Achilles. 4. King Alexander. 5. God Invincible? -- II. King and Conqueror. 4. Masks of Youth. 1. Youth and Rejuvenation. 2. Attic and Lysippic. 3. Progeny. 4. King and Polis. 5. Charges to Remember. 1. In Memoriam. 2. The Alexander Mosaic: A Reading. 3. Apulian Echoes. 6. Spear-won Land. 1. Unifying Images. 2. Alexander Doryphoros. 3. Chameleon King. 4. Make War, Not Love. 7. On Loan from Olympos. 1. A Revocable Gift. 2. The Heritage of Apelles. 3. Enigma in Malibu. 4. Death and Transfiguration -- III. Survivors and Successors. 8. Imperial Egypt. 1. A Regional Hegemony? 2. Alexandreion Ptolemaiou. 3. Blessed Patron, Blessed City. 4. Alexandrian Carnival. 5. Alexander's Image and Ptolemaic Policy. 9. Images of Insecurity. 1. "Alexander and Victory" 2. Crusade in Africa. 3. A Soldier's Return. 4. Macedonia and Greece: Kassandros to Gonatas. 10. Asian Figurehead. 1. Two Vassals. 2. The Cities of Asia. 3. Antigonos, Demetrios, Seleukos, and Lysimachos -- Epilogue: Resurrections -- App. 1. Alexander's Personal Appearance -- App. 2. The Hellenistic and Roman Republican Portraits: Literary and Epigraphical Testimonia -- App. 3. Cults of Alexander -- App. 4. Preserved Alexander Portraits Discussed in the Text -- App. 5. The Getty Fragments: A Catalogue -- App. 6. Hephaistion -- App. 7. Alexander and the Successors: A Chronology (336-275 B.C.)
Control code
44963360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 507 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585139920
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963360

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