Daniel Ogden is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Exeter. He has published substantially on the ancient world; his previous books include 'Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods' (OUP, 1996), 'The Crooked Kings of Ancient Greece' (Duckworth, 1997), 'Greek and Roman Necromancy' (Princeton University Press, 2001), 'Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: a Sourcebook' (OUP USA, 2002), 'A Companion to Greek Religion' (edited, Blackwell, 2007).
Preface Introduction 1. Son of the Thunderbolt: Alexander's birth myths and their dates 2. Son of the Snake: the original identity of Alexander's snake sire 3. Son of the Ram: Alexander as heir to the Macedonian foundation myths 4. Son of the Eagle: the heirs to Alexander's birth myths 5. Son of the Witch: traditions of polygamy in the Macedonian court 6. Alexander's wives in fact and tradition 7. Alexander's dalliances 8. Alexander's men in fact and tradition 9. Alexander the gynnis Bibliography Index
Near Eastern Archaeological Society Bulletin
"... will repay the attention of a readership far broader than the community of Alexander and Hellenistic scholars to which it is obviously directed."
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Thomas M Banchich Mawr Classical Review
Size: 234 × 156 mm
Publication: October 13, 2011