Hellenistic Royal Portraits

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Author  R. R. R. Smith
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   February 9, 1989
ISBN  0198132247
Pages  296

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Alexander and the Hellenistic kings brought a distinctive form of kingship to Greece and the East that was powerfully expressed in artistic images of the ruler. Analyzing surviving portraits on coins and in sculpture, and setting these in the wider political context of the period, this study offers a historical interpretation of the royal image from Alexander to Cleopatra.

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