Egyptologist and former ARCHA EOLOGY contributing editor Robert S. Bianchi wrote two articles for us on the many expeditions–scientific and fringe–that have tried to find the location of Alexander’s final resting place.
Who was Alexander the Great? He was a king, a conqueror and a tyrant. He believed he was a god, and the way he took over much of the known world would probably have convinced many of his followers that he was. Then, at the age of 32 he was dead, leaving an empire and countless legends about his life and legacy.
Did Alexander believe he was a hero, or did he believe he was a god?
Alexander, King of Macedonia, conqueror of the Persian empire, died in Babylon at sunset on the 10th of June, 323 BC. He was not yet 33 years old, had been king for 12 years and 8 months and had shown himself to be fully deserving of the title.
This study will investigate the influence of Alexander the Great on the Roman world of the mid and late Republican periods, also focusing on the effects that the great Macedonian had on the ever evolving concept of what it meant to be Roman during the Romans
A recent article is examining the possibility that a contingent of soldiers from the Mediterranean fought at the Battle of Talas River in 36 BC, but instead of being Roman forces, new research suggests they may have been descendants of the armies of Alexander the Great.
This dissertation examines the different interpretations of the secondary sources for Alexander the Great by three modern historians, Nicholas Hammond, Peter Green and Mary Renault.
Although the issue of consent in medical practice has grown immensely in recent years, and it is generally believed that historical cases are unknown, our research amongst original ancient Greek and Byzantine historical sources reveals that it is a very old subject which ancient philosophers and physicians have addressed.
In the study of Aristotle’s thought there has been no systematic effort to examine the allegations in relation to Aristotle’s political philosophy.