By Andrew Stewart
Alexander the good replaced the face of the traditional global. in the course of his existence and after his loss of life, his snapshot in artworks exerted an unheard of influence-on marbles, bronzes, ivories, frescoes, mosaics, cash, medals, even painted pottery and reliefware. Alexander's physiognomy turned the main well-known in heritage. yet do we particularly comprehend what that means lies in the back of those images?Andrew Stewart demonstrates that those portraits--wildly divergent in personality, caliber, kind, provenance, date, and purpose--actually transmit no longer loads a likeness of Alexander as a collection of conscientiously crafted clich?s that mobilize the concept "Alexander" for various ends and numerous audiences. Stewart discusses the photos as reviews in strength and his unique interpretation of them offers extraordinary fullness and form to the belief and photo known as "Alexander."
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21. 3-6. 27. Alex. 4; see Hamilton 1969: lx-lxi, 11-12; Leimbach 1979: 218-19; misunderstood by PÃ©dech 1984: 350. -Arist. Phgn. 808a22-24. 28. There is no modern critical edition of Diodoros: for comments see most recently Billows 1990: 341-47; Sacks 1990. Â < previous page < previous page page_15 page_150 next page > next page > Page 150 donian's subsequent career, it is tempting to speculate that its message sank home. 87 3. Apulian Echoes The earliest images of Alexander's campaigns to survive in the original appear on four Apulian vases painted, according to the style's current chronology, around 330 (text figs.
But the reversal is a double one. Darius, now offered a perfect target, finds that he has expended all his arrows: this is a hamartia or tragic error in the first degree. So while stopping Alexander in his tracks, Fortune nevertheless saves him from the consequences of her own intervention. Thus Plutarch aptly remarked in his second essay entitled On the Fortune or Virtue of Alexander. "O Fortune . . 77 Although it is these late essays of Plutarch's that present the most fully worked-out version of the Tyche-Arete struggle, we do know that Alexander's Tyche was already a matter of discussion as early as 327, when Aristotle's pupil and eventual successor, Theophrastos, wrote his Kallisthenes, or On Grief.
Nike frieze: Stewart 1985: figs. 16-17; Stewart 1990: 165-66, figs. 415-16. Â < previous page < previous page page_143 page_144 next page > next page > Page 144 Believing that contempt for the Persians would kindle the fighting spirit of his men, he gave instructions that the barbarians captured in the raids should be exposed for sale naked. So when his soldiers saw them white because they never stripped, and 40 41 fat and lazy through constant riding in carriages, they thought that the war would be exactly like fighting with women.