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Olga Palagia’s “Alexander battles against Persians in the art of the Successors” Edit Download “Alexander battles against Persians in the art of the Successors”in Howe, Timothy, et al., editors. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire. 1st ed., Oxbow Books, 2017
EIr., “DARIUS v. Darius III,” (Links to an external site.)Encyclopaedia Iranica (Links to an external site.), (Links to an external site.) VI/1, pp. 51-54, available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/darius-v (accessed on 30 December 2012)First, read Olga Palagia’s “Alexander battles against the Persians in the art of the Successors” and answer these questions:What is Palagia’s main argument in the article?
What non-textual evidence does she use to support her claims?
What written evidence does she use to support her claims?
Then, read the entry on Darius III in Encyclopaedia Iranica and answer these questions:What do we know about the life and career of Darius III?
How does the entry on Darius add to our understanding of the Palagia article?
How does this entry compare to the history we learn in our textbook? (Chapter 5 in text)
Finally, answer these about the mosaic (pause and analyze the image below based on the context you have):What is the primary narrative (story) of the mosaic?
Although the mosaic is based on a Greek painting, it is a Roman work. What does it tell us about how the Romans made meaning of their past? What role do the Persians play in this remembering of the Greek past?

 

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