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Alexander the Great - Bibliography

Sources

Editions

Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander (rev. ed. with intro. by J.R. Hamilton, Penguin, 1971 or later)
; History of Alexander and Indica, with an English translation by P. A. Brunt (Loeb Classical Library, 2 vols 1976, 1983); The Landmark Arrian: the campaigns of Alexander; Anabasis Alexandrou: a new translation by Pamela Mensch; edited by James Romm; Pantheon Books, 2010.


Plutarch, The Age of Alexander (Penguin, 1973);
 also in Loeb Classical Library, Lives VII.


Quintus Curtius Rufus (Penguin, 1984); also in Loeb Classical Library.

Diodorus Siculus, vol. VIII (Loeb Classical Library, 1970).

Justin, Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus. Books 11-12: Alexander the Great. Translation and appendices by J.C. Yardley; commentary by Waldemar Heckel. Oxford, 1997.

Fragments: see Jacoby, Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker (= FGrH, in the library and online at http://www.paulyonline.brill.nl), with the translation by C.A. Robinson (1953-63) The History of Alexander the Great. Providence.

Sourcebooks

Austin M. (2006) The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest. Cambridge (@Chapter 1, The Reign of Alexander).

Harding Ph. (1985) From the end of the Peloponnesian War to the battle of Ipsus. Cambridge (Translated documents of Greece and Rome; 2).

Heisserer A.J. (1980) Alexander the Great and the Greeks. The Epigraphic Evidence. Univ. of Oklahoma Press.

Heckel W., Yardley J. (2003) Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation. Oxford (Blackwell Sourcebooks in Ancient History).

Rhodes P.J., Osborne R. (2003) Greek historical inscriptions, 404-323 BC. Oxford.

Romm J. (2005) Alexander the Great. Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius. Indianapolis/Cambridge.

Source criticism

  • General

@Atkinson J. (2000) 'Originality and its Limits in the Alexander Sources of the Early Empire', in A.B. Bosworth and E.J. Baynham, Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction. Oxford, p. 307-325.

Baynham E.J. (2003) 'The Ancient Evidence for Alexander the Great', Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, p. 3-29.

Hammond N. G. L. (1983) Three historians of Alexander the Great: the so-called Vulgate authors, Diodorus, Justin, and Curtius. Cambridge.

Hammond N. G. L. (1993) Sources for Alexander the Great: an analysis of Plutarch's Life and Arrian's Anabasis Alexandrou. Cambridge.

Pearson L. (1960) The Lost Histories of Alexander the Great. New York.

Worthington I. (2002) Alexander the Great: a Reader. London. Chapter 1.

For individual authors, see Further reading.

 

General bibliography

Badian E. (ed.) (1976) Alexandre le grand: image et realité. Vandoeuvres, Genève (Entretiens Fondation Hardt 22).

Borza E.N. (1982) Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Macedonian Heritage. Lanham, London.

Briant P. (2002) From Cyrus to Alexander: a history of the Persian empire. Winona Lake.

Briant P. (2010) Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction. Princeton/Oxford.

Bosworth A.B. (1989) Conquest and Empire. The Reign of Alexander the Great. Cambridge.

Bosworth A.B. (1996) Alexander and the East: the Tragedy of Triumph. Oxford.

@Bosworth A.B., Baynham E.J. (eds) (2000) Alexander the Great in fact and fiction. Oxford.

@Bosworth A.B. (2002) The Legacy of Alexander. Politics, Warfare and Propaganda under the Successors. Oxford.

Cartledge P. (2005) Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past. London.

Cawkwell G.L. (1978) Philip of Macedon. London.

Cohen A. (1997) The Alexander Mosaic: stories of victory and defeat. Cambridge.

Cook J.M. (1983) The Persian Empire. New York.

Ellis J.R. (1976) Philip II and Macedonian Imperialism. London.

Engels D.W. (1978)
 Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army. Berkeley, London.

Errington R.M. (1990) A History of Macedonia. Berkeley, Oxford.

Fuller J.F.C. (1958) The Generalship of Alexander the Great. London.

Green P. (1974) Alexander of Macedon. Harmondsworth.

Griffith G.T (ed.) (1966) Alexander the Great - the Main Problems. Cambridge, New York.

Hammond N.G.L. (1981) Alexander the Great. King, Commander and Statesman. Bristol. 


Hammond N.G.L. (1989) The Macedonian State: Origins, Institutions and History. Oxford.

Hammond N.G.L., Griffith G.T. (1979) A History of Macedonia II (550-336 BC). Oxford.

Hammond N.G.L., Walbank F.W. (1988) A History of Macedonia III (336-167 BC). Oxford.

Hamilton J.R. (1973) Alexander the Great. London.

Heckel W. (1992) The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire. London.

Heckel W. (2008) The Conquests of Alexander the Great. Cambridge (with glossary and maps).

Heckel W. (2009) Who's who in the Age of Alexander the Great. Malden.

Heckel W., Tritle L.A. (eds) (2009) Alexander the Great: a new history. Chichester, Malden.

Hornblower S. (2011) The Greek World 479-323 BC. London. Ch. 18.

Lane Fox R. (1973) Alexander the Great.
 London.

Lane Fox R. (1980) The Search for Alexander. London.

Lane Fox R. (ed.) (2011) Brill's companion to Ancient Macedon: studies in the archaeology and history of Macedon, 650 BC - 300 AD. Leiden.

Milns R.D. (1968) Alexander the Great. London.

Roisman J. (ed.) (2003) Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great. Leiden, Boston.

@Roisman J., Worthington I. (eds.) (2010) A Companion to Ancient Macedonia. Chichester.

Stoneman R. (1997) Alexander the Great. London.

Tarn W.W. (1948) Alexander the Great. Cambridge (2 vols).

Wilcken U. (1967) Alexander the Great. London.

Worthington I. (1999) ‘How great was Alexander?’, The Ancient History Bulletin 13.2 (1999).

Worthington I. (2004) Alexander the Great. Man and God. London.

@Cambridge Ancient History VI, chapters 16-7.

@Greece & Rome 12 (1965), esp. articles by Brunt, Badian and Griffith.

Heracles to Alexander the Great. Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2011).

The Search for Alexander. An Exhibition (National Gallery of Art, Washington 1980).


 

Macedonia

Adams W.L., Borza E.N. (eds) (1982) Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Macedonian heritage. Lanham, Md., London.

Borza E.N. (1990) In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon. Princeton

Hammond N.G.L. (1989) The Macedonian State: Origins, Institutions and History. Oxford.

Hammond N.G.L., Griffith G.T. (1979) A History of Macedonia II (550-336 BC). Oxford.

Hammond N.G.L., Walbank F.W. (1988) A History of Macedonia III (336-167 BC). Oxford.

Hatzopoulos M.B. (ed.) (1994) Macedonia: from Philip II to the Roman conquest. Princeton.

Lane Fox R. (ed.) (2011) Brill's companion to ancient Macedon: studies in the archaeology and history of Macedon, 650 BC-300 AD. Leiden.

Rhodes P.J. (2006) A history of the classical Greek world: 478-323 B.C.

@Roisman J., Worthington I. (2010) A Companion to Ancient Macedonia. Chichester.

Zahrnt M. (2009) 'The Macedonian Background', in W. Heckel, L.A. Tritle (eds), Alexander the Great: a new history. Chichester, Malden, chapter 1.

 

Coinage

@Dahmen K. (2007) The legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman coins.

Holt F.L. (2003) Alexander the Great and the mystery of the elephant medallions. Berkeley.

Le Rider G. (2003) Alexandre le Grand: monnaie, finances et politique.

Mørkholm O. (1991) Early Hellenistic Coinage: From the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamea (336-188 B.C.).

Price M. J. (1991) The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus: A British Museum Catalogue.

Troxell H.A. (1997) Studies in the Macedonian coinage of Alexander the Great. New York.

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