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Darius in the Shadow of Alexander

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$44.00 • £35.95 • €39.50

ISBN 9780674493094

Publication Date: 01/05/2015

Academic Trade

608 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

64 halftones


  • Acknowledgments and Editorial Note
  • Preface to the English-Language Edition
  • Translator’s Note
  • Introduction: Between Remembering and Forgetting
  • I. The Impossible Biography
    • 1. A Shadow among His Own
    • 2. Darius Past and Present
  • II. Contrasting Portraits
    • 3. “The Last Darius, the One Who Was Defeated by Alexander”
    • 4. Arrian’s Darius
    • 5. A Different Darius or the Same One?
    • 6. Darius between Greece and Rome
  • III. Reluctance and Enthusiasm
    • 7. Upper King and Lower King
    • 8. Iron Helmet, Silver Vessels
    • 9. The Great King’s Private and Public Lives
  • IV. Darius and Dārā
    • 10. Dārā and Iskandar
    • 11. Death and Transfiguration
  • V. A Final Assessment and a Few Proposals
    • 12. Darius in Battle: Variations on the Theme “Images and Realities”
  • Abbreviations
  • Greek and Roman Sources
  • General Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Thematic Notes by Chapter
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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