Battle of Hydaspes mosaic

Illustration

Jorge António
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published on 16 September 2015

The representation of Alexander the Great, and the most emblematic scene of the Battle of Hydaspes in the triclinium floor of Medusa House. This proves to be a documentary source of enormous importance in the study of Late Antiquity elites in Hispania. The dominus, a military man, possibly with added functions in the local administration (Abelterium, Lusitania) of the Empire, identifies with the conqueror of Asia, kosmókrator, as reference model of political and military career.

Battle of Hydaspes, 326 BCE

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