Alessandro, i diadochi e il culto dell’eroe eponimo

Gabriele Marasco

Abstract


The cult of eponymous heroes was still alive in the Hellenistic age. This is the reason why Ptolemy Soter had the mortal remains of Alexander the Great carried back to Alexandria: the same happened with Seleucus Nicator and Demetrios Poliorcetes in the cities they had founded.

Keywords


Alexander the Great; Ptolemy Soter; Seleucus Nicator; Demetrios Polior-cetes; Hellenistic rulers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-19100



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