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By Andrew Stewart

Alexander the nice replaced the face of the traditional international. in the course of his existence and after his loss of life, his snapshot in artistic endeavors exerted an extraordinary influence–on marbles, bronzes, ivories, frescoes, mosaics, cash, medals, even painted pottery and reliefware. Alexander's physiognomy grew to become the main recognized in heritage. yet do we fairly recognize what which means lies at the back of those images?

Andrew Stewart demonstrates that those portraits—wildly divergent in personality, caliber, variety, provenance, date, and purpose—actually transmit now not a lot a likeness of Alexander as a suite of conscientiously crafted clichés that mobilize the notion "Alexander" for various ends and numerous audiences. Stewart discusses the photographs as reviews in energy and his unique interpretation of them supplies unheard of fullness and form to the assumption and snapshot known as "Alexander."

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