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Philip, Alexander and Macedonia: Between Greek Virtue and Barbarian Pleasure

Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo

Of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture: Beauty, Bravery, Blood and Glory, Pages: 257 - 280

Swansea University Author: Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo

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This chapter deals with the portrayal of Macedonians on film. The ancient sources make Macedonian identity rather ambiguous between descriptions as barbarians and (particularly later under Alexander) the image of people whop spread Greek culture to the East. Modern film makers dealt with this proble...

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Published in: Of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture: Beauty, Bravery, Blood and Glory
ISBN: 978-90-04-34771-7 978-90-04-34771-7
ISSN: 2212-9405
Published: Leiden Brill 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31787
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Abstract: This chapter deals with the portrayal of Macedonians on film. The ancient sources make Macedonian identity rather ambiguous between descriptions as barbarians and (particularly later under Alexander) the image of people whop spread Greek culture to the East. Modern film makers dealt with this problem in different ways, but the dilemma is often clearly visible and also reflects contemporary political and cultural concerns.
Keywords: Macedonia, Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon, Classical Reception, Antiquity on film
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Start Page: 257
End Page: 280