Learning Exercise: Alexandros the Great
1) Do a quick search for Thomas R. Martin--click onto his Overview of Classical History and scroll (way) down to The Rise of Alexander.
2) review the story of Alexander (all 13 sections) as contained within the summarized primary source material narrative presented in Perseus--that is, from The Rise of Alexander to the the Effects of Alexander.
3) decide on a key episode in the life of Alexander and compare at least three different sources as to their particular persectives on the subject. How do they differ in their depictions of Alexander? Do they appear to emphasize certain traits or deta ils in the story? How might their own particular nationality and civilization affect the way they tell this tale? What lessons do they likely hope readers will gain from their biographical renderings of Alexander?
Part II-art and archeology
Review several artistic depictions of Alexander and compare them. What characteristics of Alexander appear to shine through the art. Do they portray the man similarly or drastically different? Speculate on why differences in the renderings appear.
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