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1 Achaemenid Persian Empire and Alexander the Great Research papers (essays): For 3 ECTS points: without essay this class is 3 ECTS points worth ca. five pages-long (ca 1500 words) including footnotes and bibliography first draft to be handed over by (via ): to be handed over by the last classroom meeting

2 Research papers 1 Your independent research based on sources in translation and on secondary literature Structure: -Introduction: statement of research question to be handled in the paper -Main body of paper -conclusions

3 Research papers 2 Paper is to be analytical, not narrative Internet: - Useful links: (for collection of ancient authors), (Library Univ. of Wroclaw for e-journals)www.perseus.tufts.edu Topics: either from the list or cleared with me No copying allowed Always mark your source in footnotes

4 First draft Contents: -You state your what sources and secondary literature you are going to use -Outline of contets of your paper -Ca. 2 page long To be ed to me by 21 December

5 Suggested essay topics Persian Empire on the brink of war with Alexander the Great Orientalizing policy of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great and the Greeks Alexander the Great and tradition of Philip II Court of Alexander the Great Cavalry of Alexander the Great Siege warfare of Alexander the Great

6 Suggested essay topics Infantry of Alexander the Great Oriental troops in Alexanders army Athens in the age of Alexander the Great Religiosity of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great and Iranian elite Career tracks under Alexander the Great (selected examples) Alexander the Great and alcohol

7 Suggested reading C.W. Blackwell, In the Absence of Alexander, E.N. Borza, In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon, Princeton UP A.B. Bosworth, Alexander and the Iranians, Journal of Hellenic Studies 100 (1980): A.B. Bosworth, Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great, Cambridge UP A.B. Bosworth, E.J. Baynham (eds.), Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford UP A. Cohen, The Alexander Mosaic: Stories of Victory and Defeat, Cambridge UP 1997.

8 Suggested reading R.M. Errington, A History of Macedonia, Berkeley and Los Angeles R.N. Frye, The History of Ancient Iran, Munich I. Gershevitch (ed.), Cambridge History of Iran, ii, Cambridge N.G.L. Hammond, Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman 3, London W. Heckel, Whos who in the age of Alexander the Great, Blackwell 2006.

9 Suggested reading S. Hornblower, Persia, [in:] Cambridge Ancient History, vi 2, Cambridge 1994: R. Lane Fox, Alexander the Great, London K. Nawotka, Alexander the Great, Cambridge Scholars Publishing K. Nawotka, Freedom of Greek Cities in Asia Minor in the Age of Alexander the Great, Klio 85 (2003): K. Nawotka, Alexander the Great in Persepolis, Acta Antiqua Aacademiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 43 (2003):

10 Suggested reading K. Nawotka, Alexander the Great and Kingdom of Asia, Eos 91 (2004): J.M. OBrien, Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy, London J. Wiesehöfer, Ancient Persia from 550 B.C. to 650 A.D., London and New York I. Worthington, Philip II of Macedonia, New Haven and London 2008.


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