Alexander the Great ruled in a unique way all over his expansive kingdom and wherever he went, the Greek ideas were transferred into that area and spread like wildfire. Alexander ruled with a lot of wisdom and power and the cities he established manifested Greek culture from Mesopotamia, Rome to Alexandria in Egypt, and the Greek culture was written all over. The paper analyzes articles that reveal how Alexander the Great spread the Greek culture throughout the Persian Empire, Asia, and Africa.
- Alexander the Great and Greek Culture Annotated Bibliography
- Liebert, H. (2011). Alexander the Great and the History of Globalization. The Review of Politics 73.4 (2011): 533-560.
- Herrington, L.M. (2013). Globalization and religion in historical perspective: A paradoxical relationship. Religions 4, 145-165. Doi:10.3390/rel4010145
- Kotsori, I. (2018). The impact of Alexander’s death on the Greek and Roman world. Open Journal for studies in history 1(2): 49-56.
- Borza, E. N. (2007). Alexander the great: history and cultural politics. Journal of the historical society vii(4): 411-444.
Alexander the Great and Greek Culture Annotated Bibliography
Liebert, H. (2011). Alexander the Great and the History of Globalization. The Review of Politics 73.4 (2011): 533-560.
Liebert offers an argument that Plutarch’s life of Alexander provides another view of Alexander’s political action. Through this view, an explanation of the imperial ambitions Alexander had and it concentrates on his love of honor and the cultural indeterminacy of his native Macedonia as opposed to his exposure to philosophy.
The author suggests that Plutarch’s depiction of Alexander offers an important model for studying globalization by revealing how partisan expansion leads to the rise of indeterminate partisan identities. The author compares how Alexander was regarded in various parts of the world and how the different views or depicts helped stamp the Alexander cultural values across them.
The author indicates that Alexander was seen differently in the various parts of the empire but still his cultural and philosophical influence was felt. For example, according to the article, in Rome Alexander was seen as an excellent imperialist and puffed up creature, while in medieval Europe, he turned out to be the gallant knight of Alexander romance and an autocrat given to blood and ransack.
Herrington, L.M. (2013). Globalization and religion in historical perspective: A paradoxical relationship. Religions 4, 145-165. Doi:10.3390/rel4010145
Herrington’s article offers an expanded definition of globalization to include ideational aspects and cultural exchange. The author brings forth ideas on how cultural and political bodies influence society in a particular direction.
The author quotes Leibert’s work, where he narrated that the competing allegiances of a person might affect a stratum of rival identities (implying local against universal). According to the article, Alexander only belonged partially to the various cultures but greatly impacted the cultures with Greek ideas.
Through this, it is thought that various aspects led to the spread of what came to be known as the initial globalization in the country. In general, the article analyzes Alexander’s empire and its partisan as well as cultural aspects that shaped the lives of people in ancient times.
The article is not one-sided and offers various views that relay a rounded perspective about how globalization came into being.
Kotsori, I. (2018). The impact of Alexander’s death on the Greek and Roman world. Open Journal for studies in history 1(2): 49-56.
The article is important gives a good account of Alexander’s life and various aspects of his life that relate to how he spread the Greek culture around the world. One account is important and offers a glimpse of regard to the lifestyle that Alexander lived out.
It is recorded that the Romans imitated how he used to title his head to one side and many other aspects of his behavior. In other words, Alexander spread his cultural philosophy by the way he appeared to the people in the newfound lands.
How he dressed up impacted the Greek culture to the people around the empire from Asia to Africa. His public image was seen and regarded highly because of his powerful way of ruling and unconsciously spread the Greek ideologies to people.
Borza, E. N. (2007). Alexander the great: history and cultural politics. Journal of the historical society vii(4): 411-444.
Borza gives an account of the movement of the Macedonian army under the influence of Alexander. He reveals that it was through the Macedonian army’s interaction and contact across the vast areas of western and southern Asia that spread the Greek cultural influence.
It is through the campaigns Alexander covered through the unrivaled range of lands from Asia Minor through the Balkans, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Iranian plateau, to central Asia. It is apparent from Borza’s point of view that as the army transverse through these great lands, they left an impact on the culture of the people.
The army did not only win lands but won the minds of the people in the communities they chose to pass through. Borza gives a very good account and observation of the movement of the Macedonian army during Alexander’s reign he tries to bring to the fore accounts of events that took place during those days and how they collectively brought an impact in the empire.
In conclusion, the articles that revealed important factors about Alexander the Great. A close look at the articles has shown important aspects that imply the articles from a good background check on the issue at hand.
The articles can help advance research on the issue and offer important information to inform on the way Alexander spread culture throughout his empire.