Out in 2021: “Alexander the Great and Propaganda” by John Walsh, Elizabeth Baynham (editors)

Good day everyone, thanks to be here on Alessandro III di Macedonia. Today I’ve the last but not least book to announce you. It’s

Alexander the Great and Propaganda

by John Walsh, Elizabeth Baynham (editors)

Out on: March 23, 2021 by Routledge

Alexander the Great and Propaganda explores the use of propaganda – whether literature, coinage, or iconography – in the court of Alexander the Great, as well as those of his Successors, demonstrating that it was as integral to Hellenistic courts as it was to Imperial Rome.

This volume brings together ten essays from leading international scholars in Alexander studies. There is currently no equivalent collection which has a specialist focus of themes or issues relating to the use of propaganda in the courts of Alexander or his Successors.

This book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Alexander studies, as well as those studying the use of propaganda across the ancient world; and to the more general reader with an interest in Alexander the Great and his reign.

John Walsh is Assistant Professor in the School of Languages and Literatures (Classical Studies), University of Guelph, Canada.

Elizabeth Baynham is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors



  1. “Selling Alexander”: the Concept and Use of ‘Propaganda’ in the Age of Alexander – Elizabeth Baynham
  1. Alexander the Great: A Life Lived as Legend – Edward M. Anson
  1. Ptolemaic Propaganda in Alexander’s Visit to Ammon – Frances Pownall
  1. The ‘Pursuit’ of Kings: Imitatio Alexandri in Arrian’s Darius and Bessos ‘Chase Scenes’ – Tim Howe
  1. The Bias of Hieronymus: A Source Critical Analysis of Diodorus 18.8-18 – John Walsh
  1. At the Court of Antigonus Gonatas, the Heir of two Dynasties – Franca Landucci
  1. Alexander at Naqš-i Rustam? Persia and the Macedonians – Sabine Müller
  1. The Man Who Would be King: Alexander Between Gaugamela and Persepolis – Hugh Bowden
  1. Desertions and the Rise and Fall of Rulers in Hellenistic Macedonia – Joseph Roisman
  1. Coinage as Propaganda: Alexander and His Successors – Pat Wheatley & Charlotte Dunn


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ISBN 9781138079106

256 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

£ 120.00

It’s a to buy book for me but I’ll wait the paperback edition 🙂 Have a good day,


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