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The Resource Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, Elizabeth Baynham

Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, Elizabeth Baynham

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Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius
Title
Alexander the Great
Title remainder
the unique history of Quintus Curtius
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Baynham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years much attention has been given to evaluating the surviving ancient histories of Alexander and their own sources. In order to understand what any ancient historian preserved about Alexander, it is necessary to explore the historian's approach to the sources, his methods, his own attitude toward his subject, and the degree to which his own times may have influenced his attitudes. With a fresh approach Baynham examines these issues concerning Curtius' account of Alexander, which, until now, has received very little attention from Alexander historians. Starting from the view that Quintus Curtius lived in the first century A.D., Baynham explores Curtius' rhetorical, literary heritage, the influence of his predecessors, and the importance of style. Baynham highlights the disadvantages of sorting the Alexander historians according to their sources without making allowance for the authors' own adaptations, intentions, and literary backgrounds. And she also argues that Curtius' work, although episodic, was a carefully planned narrative, resting on the development of two themes - fortuna and regnum. This allows Curtius to explore a subtext of contemporary issues with implications for our understanding of imperial politics
Cataloging source
DCC
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1958-
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Baynham, Elizabeth
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generals
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Alexander
  • Curtius Rufus, Quintus
  • Alexander
  • Curtius Rufus, Quintus
  • Alexandre
  • Quinte-Curce
Label
Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, Elizabeth Baynham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Abbreviations -- Introduction -- "Roman" Curtius -- Quintus Curtius' sources and his historical methods -- Fortuna -- Regnum in the First Pentad: Alexander and Darius -- Regnum in the Second Pentad: Alexander, king, general, and tyrant -- Appendix: the problem of Curtius' date and identity -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
980098019713
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 237 p
Isbn
9780472108589
Lccn
lc98019713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, Elizabeth Baynham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Abbreviations -- Introduction -- "Roman" Curtius -- Quintus Curtius' sources and his historical methods -- Fortuna -- Regnum in the First Pentad: Alexander and Darius -- Regnum in the Second Pentad: Alexander, king, general, and tyrant -- Appendix: the problem of Curtius' date and identity -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
980098019713
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 237 p
Isbn
9780472108589
Lccn
lc98019713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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