Hello Alexander the Great’s fan I’m Elena and you’re on Alessandro III di Macedonia- blog about Alexander the Great and Hellenism. Yesterday I announced you the exhibition “Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth” at British Library (Fri 21 Oct 2022 – Sun 19 Feb 2023) and today I’m announcing you the exhibition catalogue!
Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth
by Richard Stoneman (editor)
Co-Editors: Ursula Sims-Williams with Adrian S. Edwards and Peter Toth
British Library Publishing
Will be released on October 21, 2022
Accompanying the first ever exhibition on the storytelling around Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, this book charts the evolution of a legend that continues to captivate audiences today.Richard Stoneman is the author of many scholarly and trade works in the field of Greek history. Formerly Consultant to the Everyman Library on Classics, he is globally acknowledged as the foremost expert on the myths of Alexander.
Alexander the Great acceded to the throne at the age of 20, as king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. By his death in 323 BC, he had created one of the largest empires in the world – but myth proved more powerful than historical truth, and Alexander’s life remains lost in legend.
These stories permeate western and eastern cultures and religions, and have endured for more than 2,000 years. Even now, Alexander continues to appeal to new generations and his image persists today in film, theatre, literature and even video games.
This book explores the stories that began shortly after Alexander’s mysterious death, and that by the Middle Ages had developed into a narrative of Alexander as the all-conquering hero who fought mythical beasts and explored the unknown using submarines and flying chariots. These incredible legends are brought to life here with exquisite original illustrations in books and manuscripts from around the globe.
This is a to-buy book! I just have to see which edition to get it in but it will be mine! If you want to save a notice on your Google Calendar you can find it HERE. Keep following me for more information that I will add when available! Thank you, greetings