Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire
February 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
- Covers significant figures, ranging from leading commanders in
Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian
empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign
- The only complete collection of its kind in English
- Gives complete and balanced biographies, extending beyond the
death of Alexander in 323 BC where relevant
- Contains a full index and a concordance giving the variant names found in the ancient sources
Abbreviations I: Ancient Authors.
Abbreviations II: Multi-Volume Reference Works.
Abbreviations III: Modern Works.
Map of Alexander’s campaigns, 334-323 BC.
A to Z.
Anonymous Individuals: Women.
Anonymous Individuals: Men.
- A Who’s Who of some 800 individuals from the reign of Alexander the Great.
- Covers significant figures, ranging from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign
- The only complete collection of its kind in English.
- Gives complete and balanced biographies, extending beyond the death of Alexander in 323 BC where relevant.
- Contains a full index and a concordance giving the variant names found in the ancient sources.
Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge
"This book will be indispensable for anyone engaged in Alexander
studies at any level. It tells us practically all there is to know
about the rich kaleidoscope of characters who came into contact
with Alexander the Great. Readers will admire the scholarship that
underpins these biographies, and they will be captivated by their
Brian Bosworth, University of Western Australia
A Choice Outstanding Scholarly Book
"Let me also strongly recommend a book for consultation rather
than reading: Waldemar Heckel's Who's Who in the Age of
Alexander the Great (Blackwell), a work of meticulous
scholarship which, with its who-what-and-where emphasis, comes as a
most welcome change from the currently fashionable historical
passion for trends, abstractions and generalities."
Times Literary Supplement - Book of the Year edition<!--end-->
"This is the most important book on Alexander's reign in years
... Heckel has now made it possible for teachers and students to
also research the inner history of one of the most fascinating
periods of ancient history. Summing Up: Essential. All university
libraries should have this book."
“A book that is needed, and which is a very useful
addition to the Alexander stable … It is a valuable resource
for students and scholars of Alexander, and will remain so for
quite some time. This is one of those times when the laudatory
endorsements on a book's cover ring true, and hence another book
about Alexander is justified.”
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Who's Who will be the standard work on Alexander the
Great for decades to come, read both by academic readers and
general enthusiasts of Ancient History."
"It is a good quick reference and should prove to be an
invaluable resource for researchers and an interesting book for the
more casual enquirer."
“Heckel’s command of the … sources will be particularly helpful to the student or scholar seeking to employ [it] as a jumping-off point for further research.” University of Toronto Quarterly
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