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Dirty LoveThe Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel$
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Tim Whitmarsh

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199742653

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199742653.001.0001

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Whose Paradigm?

Whose Paradigm?

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Dirty Love

Tim Whitmarsh

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Alexander the Great was a symbol of Hellenism; but he was also, quite independently, a symbol of imperial autocracy across cultures. This chapter explores the ways in which figures of absolute power like Alexander, and his precedent Cyrus, operate both within and beyond specific cultural traditions.

Keywords:   Alexander the Great, Alexander Romance, Cyrus, Rome, kingship, empire

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