Alexander III and the Men Who Made Him Great

Alterman, Lori (2000) Alexander III and the Men Who Made Him Great. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This paper intends to discuss the various artists and writers who created and maintained the legendary status of Alexander III of Macedon. Later rulers also tried to appropriate and incorporate some of the grandeur of their illustrious predecessor. Sculpture, painting, gems, and coins were all invaluable components of the Alexander's image-making. Writers contributed their share to his fame, aggrandising and eventually romanticising his feats, though the focus will be on the artists and successors to Alexander. The main issue at hand is what Alexander really looked like, since all the artwork that survives is copied from originals. We can only surmise and 'read between the lines' to determine maybe what he looked like. Through research in libraries, the Internet, and museums, the final outcome of this paper and catalogue will be a select overview of the art generated by Alexander and his long line of Successors.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Michael Vickers
Keywords: Art history, Classical studies
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-76180
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 16:31
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76180

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