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By Richard Stoneman, Kyle Erickson, Ian Richard Netton

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Alexander the good of Macedon was once no stranger to controversy in his personal time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire in addition to some of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he however grew to become respected in addition to vilified. was once he easily a destroyer of the traditional civilizations and religions of those areas, or used to be he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting perspectives that have been taken of him within the heart East in his personal time and the centuries that are nonetheless mirrored within the tensions that exist among east and west at the present time. the tale of Alexander grew to become the topic of legend within the medieval west, yet was once even perhaps extra pervasive within the east. The Alexander Romance was once translated into Syriac within the 6th century and should became present in Persia as early because the 3rd century advert. From those beginnings it reached into the Persian nationwide epic, the Shahnameh, into Jewish traditions, and into the Quran and next Arab romance. The papers during this quantity all have the purpose of deepening our realizing of this advanced improvement. If we will comprehend greater why Alexander is such an immense determine in either east and west, we will be a bit in the direction of figuring out what unites frequently antipathetic worlds. This quantity collects the papers brought on the convention of an identical identify held on the collage of Exeter from July 26-29 2010. greater than part the papers have been via invited audio system and have been designed to supply a scientific view of the topic; the remaining have been chosen for his or her skill to hold study ahead in an built-in manner.

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Latin: Deuteronomium). Porten and Yardeni 1993, 3:36. M APP I NG TH E A L EX AN D E R R O MA NC E 25 Not only, then, do the Customs Account and the Romance of ʾAḥīqar adumbrate the same geopolitical horizons: the tax records exemplify the basic sorts of economic transactions upon which the administrative, political, and military organization of the empire that the narrative imagines rests, where the “ʾAtūr” of the tale—by the mid-fifth century BCE—functions principally as a trope for the Achaemenid regime.

Critical Text: Wevers 1991. For the subsequent canonization of the book, see Auwers and de Jonge 2003; Knoppers and Levinson 2007. See also Beck 2000 and, on the desirability of preserving the specificity of the diverse titles and translations, rather than conflating them, Selden 2009. ” See further Wills 2008. See Wills 2008, 21-51. For a good summary treatment, see Propp 1999, 47-52. For the integrity of the book divorced from its later positioning within the Pentateuch, see Mullen 1997, 163-66.

Farhad and Bağcı 2009, 158. Stoneman 1992a, 108. 14 R IC HA R D S TON E M AN mance, where the hero flees from the Persian court, in disguise, perhaps as the ram-god Ammon himself. 40 But I will mention Ardashir’s predilection for disguises (Karnamag 53), a trait he shares with Alexander. A little later comes the episode we have already described, of the upbringing of Zijanak’s son Shapur and his reconciliation with his father. Ardashir makes war against another king, Mithrak, and kills all his sons; but his three year old daughter is, surprise surprise, concealed and brought up by a peasant.

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