Alexander the Great

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The course will explore the realities that lie behind the myth and romance of Alexander. The origins of Alexander's power will be sought in his Macedonian heritage and the situation in the rest of Greece in the 4th century BC. Our investigations will be based on what the Greeks and Romans wrote about Alexander.

This course will attempt a tough-minded assessment of the realities that lie behind the myth and romance of Alexander and his conquests. The approach will involve understanding the wider context of Alexander's achievement. We will explore the origins of Alexander's power in his Macedonian heritage and the situation in Greece in the fourth century BC. We will also try to understand why it is that there are so many modern, different accounts of Alexander and his achievement. So far as possible, we will base our conclusions on what the ancient Greeks and Romans wrote about Alexander.

Course Programme

Friday 26 October 2012
Please plan to arrive between 4:30 and 6:30. You can meet other course members in the bar which opens at 6:15. Tea and Coffee making facilities are available in the study bedrooms.

19:15 Dinner
20:30 The Mystique of Alexander
22:00 Terrace bar open for informal discussion

Saturday 27 October 2012
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 In Defence of Greece in the Fourth Century
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Philip, Alexander, and the Macedonian Heritage
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Free
16:00 Tea
16:30 Alexander’s Way in Warfare
19:15 Dinner
20:30 Alexander in Asia
22.00 Terrace bar open for informal discussion

Sunday 28 October 2012
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Alexander and the Greeks
10:30 Coffee
11:00 The Unimportance of Alexander?
13:00 Lunch
The Course will disperse after lunch

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Dr Liz Morfoot
Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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Course details

Start date

26 October 2012 (19:15)

End date

28 October 2012 (14:00)

Course code

1213NRX060

Duration

1 weekend

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

Accommodation fees

Single room: £110
Double/Twin room (per person, 2 people sharing): £90

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

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