Alexander the great (*356; r. 336-323): the Macedonian king who beat his Persian colleague Darius III Codomannus and overcame the Achaemenid Empire. Throughout his campaigns, Alexander checked out a.o. Egypt, Babylonia, Persis, Media, Bactria, the Punjab, and the valley of the Indus. In the second half of his reign, he had actually to uncover a means to dominance his newly conquered countries. Therefore, he made Babylon his capital and introduced the oriental court ceremonial, i m sorry caused 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 that 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 thought about as the most acurate, is the Azara Herm. The is claimed 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 that Alexander, also identified together the one make by Lysippus.

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Copy of Lysippus" Alexander

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Pergamon, Portrait that Alexander the Great

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Lysippus" Alexander

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Giannitsa, Portrait that Alexander the Great

Coins and also Medaillons

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Alexander the Great, coin by Lysimachus

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Abukir, Medaillon of Alexander v diadem

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Abukir, Medaillon that Alexander, v the abbot Europa top top his helmet

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Abukir, Medaillon that Alexander with the zodiac top top his shield

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Coin native Byblos: Heracles-Melqart with the features of Alexander the Great

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Alexander the good with a lion"s skin

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Macedonian cavalry attacking one Indian elephant

Busts

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Delos, Portrait that 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 the Alexander the good as Helios

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Alexander the great (Stuttgart)

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Pella, Statue the Alexander the good as Pan

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Priene, Alexander

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Rhodes, Portrait that Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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Praeneste, Portrait the Alexander the Great

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Athens, Kerameikos, Alexander with a Lion"s Pelt

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Cameo of Alexander and also Olympias

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Aphrodisias, Shield portrait that Alexander the Great

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Alexander through an Elephant"s Scalp

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Alexander the great with one 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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Alexandria, Alexander the Great

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Alexander together Kosmokrator

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Amisus, Alexander together 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 reduced Egypt

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Alexander the Great

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Alexandria, Alexander the an excellent (part of a group with Hephaestion)

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Alexander the Great

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Alexandria, Alexander the an excellent as City Founder

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

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Athribis, Alexander ~ above horseback with an elephant"s skin

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Begram, Alexander top top horseback

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Alexander (bronze figurine)

Reliefs and wall Paintings

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