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Title: Alexander the Great and Scipio Africanus

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Title:

Alexander the Great and Scipio Africanus

Alternative title:

EOS Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum

Creator:

Moore, Kenneth R.

Subject and Keywords:

Alexander the Great

Description:

EOS Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Filologicznego

Abstract:

This article explores some literary and historical connections between the representationof the Roman general and statesman Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and the famousworld-conqueror Alexander III of Macedon (the Great) in Polybius of Megalopolis’ fragmentaryBook X of the Histories. Recourse is made to Polybius’ source material, as we understand it, aswell as other borrowings that he appears to have used in his writings that deal with Alexander. Theinquiry delves further into the primary source material available to Polybius and considers someepistemological issues concerning the order in which the Alexander subject-matter was produced,the agendas and circumstances of those who produced it, along with the political and other agendasinfluencing both its production and its later reception by the time of Polybius. It is clear that Polybiushas used the Alexander material as a kind of template for eulogising his Scipio, but he has had todo so carefully, and not un-problematically, due to the sensibilities of his contemporaries and targetaudience in the Roman Republic.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Polskie Towarzystwo Filologiczne   Polskie Towarzystwo Filologiczne i Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Date:

2019

Resource Type:

text  
tekst

Detailed Type:

czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:121596

Language:

eng

Rights holder:

Copyright by Polskie Towarzystwo Filologiczne

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May 13, 2021

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Feb 10, 2021

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