By Joseph Roisman

With clean, new translations and broad introductions and annotations, this sourcebook presents an inclusive and built-in view of Greek historical past, from Homer to Alexander the Great.

  • New translations of unique assets are contextualized via insightful introductions and annotations
  • Includes a number literary, creative and fabric facts from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
  • Focuses on very important advancements in addition to particular topics to create an built-in standpoint at the period
  • Links the political and social background of the Greeks to their highbrow accomplishments
  • Includes an up to date bibliography of seminal scholarship
  • An accompanying web site bargains extra facts and motives, in addition to hyperlinks to helpful on-line resources

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64 BCE–19 CE, that is, about three centuries after the event described here. His work was multidisciplinary in nature and includes myths, ethnography, history, and geographical knowledge. indd 11 1/25/2011 8:34:33 PM 12 INTRODUCTION: THE EVIDENCE FOR GREEK HISTORY AND CULTURE campaign and was probably the first to record it (until probably 327 when he was arrested or executed). The fact that some of the details in Strabo’s story, such as the guidance rendered by the two crows, recur in other accounts makes it likely that they too relied directly or indirectly on Callisthenes as their source.

455/4); this is due to the difficulty of matching the modern calendar year with the Athenian one, which began around July. Square brackets indicate editorial comments and modern restorations of words and lines in inscriptions. They also enclose authors whose identity is in doubt. Greek names are Latinized to promote accessibility, although some inconsistency is not always avoidable. The transliteration of Greek terms includes an accent only where necessary to distinguish the term’s pronunciation from English usage.

The word Alexandrou (of Alexander) is written on the right, and the monogram DI O under the throne identifies the moneyers and/or magistrates who minted the coin. The symbol on the left is of a rose, which appears on many other coins of Alexander and Ptolemy I, his successor in Egypt. Possibly the coin carried a political message. The images of Zeus and Heracles go back to earlier Macedonian coins, but also had universal Greek appeal. Zeus and Heracles were also Alexander’s ancestors. indd 7 1/25/2011 8:34:32 PM 8 INTRODUCTION: THE EVIDENCE FOR GREEK HISTORY AND CULTURE Image not available in this digital edition.

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