Ancient World

Alexander the Great: From His Death to the Present Day

An elegant, concise, and generously illustrated exploration of Alexander the Great’s representations in art and literature through the ages


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Published (US):
Jun 15, 2021
Published (UK):
Jul 6, 2021
6.13 x 9.25 in.
16 color + 36 b/w illus.
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In this book, John Boardman, one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient Greece, looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world—from Scotland to China. John Boardman draws on his deep knowledge of Alexander and the ancient world to reflect on the most interesting and emblematic depictions of this towering historical figure. From Alexander’s biographers in ancient Greece to the illustrated Alexander “Romances” of the Middle Ages to operas, films, and even modern cartoons, this generously illustrated volume takes readers on a fascinating journey.