The Nature of Curtius

In this read-through of Curtius’ History of Alexander, I look at how Curtius uses the topography of the lands that Alexander passes through, as well as its flora and fauna, in the service of his narrative

1. A Land of Nymphs and Knots (3.1)
2. The Eagle That Saw Everything (3.2-3)
3. A Passage to Cilicia (3.4-6)
4. Echoes of War (3.7-10)
5. Artemis in the Air (3.11-13)
6. The man who had it all (4.1-4)
7. As the Crow Flies (4.5-10)
8. Earth and Water (4.11-16)
9. Gardens in the Air (5.1)
10. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (5.2-3)
11. Broken Roads and Men (5.4-5)
12. Fire and Ice (5.6-13)
13. Sex and the Country (6.1-5)
14. Zephyros Lends a Hand (6.6-11)
15. Death in a Cold Climate (7.1-3)
16. Loose Tongues and Empty Stomachs (7.4)
17. The Dry Ocean (7.5)
18. Striking out from the Tanais (7.6-9)
19. The Men Who Could Fly (7.10-11)
20. Thunder in the East (8.1-5)
21. India (8.6-10)
22. The Gateway to the East (8.11-14)
23. The Power and the Glory (9.1-4)
24. Wounds of War (9.5-9)
25. A Tide of Sea and Sand (9.10-11)
26. The Death of Glory (10.1-10)

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