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Contested Pasts


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Table of Contents

  • List of Images
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1 Contested Pasts: Alexander the Great and Determinist History
  • Great Man History and Determinism
  • Alexander, the Romans, and Determinist History
  • Alexander and Augustus
  • Roman Historiography and Alexander the Great
  • Chapter Contents
  • Chapter 2 Trojan War Reprisals
  • Alexander arrives at Susa: a Prelude
  • Susa and the Greek World
  • Alexander and Troy
  • In the Ages of Heroes: Trojan War 2.0
  • Thrice Reprised: The Romans and the Trojan War
  • Chapter 3 Writing Rivalry: The Persian Wars and the Battle of Thermopylae
  • Prelude
  • The Romans at Thermopylae
  • Thermopylae and the Succession of Empires
  • Re-writing Thermopylae
  • Subverting Spartan History
  • Chapter 4 Imagining Imperial Power Figures
  • The Context of the "Last Plans"
  • The Campaigns Against the Carthaginians and the West
  • The Road to the Pillars of Hercules
  • The Synoecism of Peoples from Europe and Asia
  • The Construction of Temples
  • The Tomb of Philip
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5 Alexander in Civil War(s)
  • Introduction
  • Antony and Octavian
  • Pompey's Imitatio Alexandri and the Sertorian Wars
  • History Rewritten: Two Alexanders
  • Chapter 6 Con(text)s of Invention: Alexander the Great at Jerusalem
  • Tyre
  • Babylon
  • Jerusalem
  • Inventing History in the 1st century CE
  • Alexandria
  • Conclusion
  • Contested Pasts: Conclusion
  • Contested Pasts: Bibliography

About the Author

Jennifer Finn is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago.

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