Alexander the Great (*356; r. 336-323): the Macedonian king who defeated his Persian colleague Darius III Codomannus and conquered the Achaemenid Empire. Throughout his projects, Alexander saw a.o. Egypt, Babylonia, Persis, Media, Bactria, the Punjab, and the valley of the Indus. In the second half of his regime, he had to discover a way to ascendancy his recently overcame nations. Thus, he made Babylon his funding and also presented the oriental court ceremonial, which led to great tensions with his Macedonian and Greek officers.




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1. In short
2.1 Youth
2.2 Greece
2.3 Asia Minor
2.4 Halicarnassus
2.5 Anatolia
2.6 Issus
2.7 The Levant
2.8 Egypt
2.9 Gaugamela
2.10 Persia
2.11 King of Asia
2.12 Sogdia
2.13 The Punjab
2.14 The Indus valley
2.15 Kosmokrator
2.16 Babylon
2.17 Civil War
2.18 The Fourth Beast
3.1 Eastern sources
3.2 The Vulgate
3.3 Arrian"s Sources
4.1 Ancestors
4.2 Self-Deification
4.3 Portraits
4.4 Last Days
Topography
Chronology


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Overview

Portraits of Alexander the Great

The portrait that is usually taken into consideration as the most acuprice, is the Azara Herm. It is supposed to be based upon a portrait by Lysippus.

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The Azara herm

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The Azara herm

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The Azara herm

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The Azara herm

Lysippus" Portrait

Here are some copies of an additional bust of Alexander, likewise established as the one made by Lysippus.

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Copy of Lysippus" Alexander

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Pergamon, Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Lysippus" Alexander

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Giannitsa, Portrait of Alexander the Great

Coins and Medaillons

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Alexander the Great, coin by Lysimachus

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Abukir, Medaillon of Alexander via diadem

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Abukir, Medaillon of Alexander, with the abduction Europa on his helmet

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Abukir, Medaillon of Alexander through the zodiac on his shield

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Coin from Byblos: Heracles-Melqart through the attributes of Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great via a lion"s skin

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Macedonian mounties attacking an Indian elephant

Busts

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Delos, Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Athens, Acropolis, Portrait of Alexander the Great

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The Rondanini Alexander

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Rhodes, Portrait of Alexander the Great as Helios

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Alexander the Great (Stuttgart)

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Pella, Statue of Alexander the Great as Pan

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Priene, Alexander

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Rhodes, Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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Praeneste, Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Athens, Kerameikos, Alexander through a Lion"s Pelt

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Cameo of Alexander and Olympias

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Aphrodisias, Shield portrait of Alexander the Great

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Alexander with an Elephant"s Scalp

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Alexander the Great via an elephant"s skin

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Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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Italica, Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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Alexandria, Alexander the Great

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Alexander as Kosmokrator

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Amisus, Alexander as kosmokrator

Free-standing sculpture

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The Albani Alexander

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Cyrene, Trajanic Baths, Alexander the Great

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Alexander, Statuette from Lower Egypt

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Alexander the Great

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Alexandria, Alexander the Great (component of a team via Hephaestion)

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Alexander the Great

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Alexandria, Alexander the Great as City Founder

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Alexander after Chaeronea ("Rondanini Alexander"). Part of a triumphal statue of king Philip

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Athribis, Alexander on horseearlier through an elephant"s skin

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Begram, Alexander on horseback

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Alexander (bronze figurine)

Reliefs and also Wall Paintings

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Pompeii, Housage of the Faun, Alexander Mosaic, detail: Alexander himself