Alexander, the King in Shining Armor

Victor Alonso Troncoso

Abstract

This paper deals with an aspect of Alexander the Great's representation that had not been systematically studied by the modern scholars as yet, the refulgent panoply of the Macedonian king in combat. The author collects the passages where this motif appears, examines the sources and presents some parallels in the Greek literary and iconographic tradition.

Keywords

Alexander the Great, shining armour, source criticism, epic tradition, iconography

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