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Dedication by Alexander the Great in the Temple of Atena Polias in Priene

Giuseppe Squillace    Università della Calabria    



The inscription, dated 334 or later and placed on Athena Polias’ temple in Priene, testifies to Alexander’s pity for the Goddess, but also his desire to show himself as champion of freedom and avenger of the Greek against the Persians.

Keywords: Alessandro Magno. Atena Polias. Persiani. Asia Minore.

Language: it

Submitted: June 29, 2018
Accepted: Sept. 11, 2018
Published: Dec. 20, 2018

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2018/02/011

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