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.

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

“Selling Alexander”

The concept and use of “propaganda” in the age of Alexander
ByElizabeth Baynham

chapter Chapter 2|19 pages

Alexander the Great

A life lived as legend
ByEdward M. Anson

chapter Chapter 3|21 pages

Ptolemaic propaganda in Alexander’s visit to Ammon

ByFrances Pownall

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

The “pursuit” of kings

Imitatio Alexandri in Arrian’s Darius and Bessos “Chase scenes”
ByTimothy Howe

chapter Chapter 5|23 pages

The bias of Hieronymus

A source critical analysis of Diodorus 18.8–18
ByJohn Walsh

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

At the court of Antigonus Gonatas, the heir of two dynasties*

ByFranca Landucci

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages

Alexander at Naqsh-e Rostam? Persia and the Macedonians

BySabine Müller

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

The man who would be king

Alexander between Gaugamela and Persepolis
ByHugh Bowden

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Desertions and the rise and fall of rulers in Hellenistic Macedonia

ByJoseph Roisman

chapter Chapter 10|37 pages

Coinage as propaganda

Alexander and his Successors
ByPat Wheatley, Charlotte Dunn