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Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great

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The definitive guide to the life of the first woman to play a major role in Greek political history, this is the first modern biography of Olympias. Presenting a critical assessment of a fascinating and wholly misunderstood figure, Elizabeth Carney penetrates myth, fiction and sexual politics and conducts a close examination of Olympias through historical and literary sources, and brings her to life as she places the figure in the context of her own ancient, brutal political world. Individual examinations look at: ...

Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415333177

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Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

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