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Alexander the Great in Persepolis

Nawotka, Krzysztof (2003) Alexander the Great in Persepolis. Acta Antiqua, 43 (1-2). pp. 67-76. ISSN 0044-5975

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Abstract

While in Fars (January/February-May/June 330 B.C.) Alexander tried to gain acceptance of the Persians as the lawful successor to the Achaemenid kings. Failure of this endeavour and the perceived danger of Darius' III lead to a Macedonian campaign of terror aiming at breaking the Persian will to resist. It culminated in burning three palatial buildings in Persepolis in May 330 B.C. Alexander's decision to do so, rational at the moment of its execution, proved a mistake after the resistance organized by Darius III collapsed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 08:43
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/46651

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