Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth events

Face of Alexander the Great statue opened to reveal a pink elephant, a snake, a horse and a ship.

Dive deeper into the world of Alexander the Great with our full season of events.

Known to have built an empire that stretched across the world, Alexander’s exploration of unfamiliar lands, rulers and cultures, from European to Asian moulded his legacy into the myths and legends we know of today.

Join curators, writers and historians to delve further into these stories, as you decide for yourself who Alexander really was.

Find out more about the Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth exhibition.

Supported by:

Supported by Patricia G. and Jonathan S. England – British Library Innovation Fund

With thanks to the American Trust for the British Library, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Hellenic Foundation, London, and Professor James H. Marrow and Dr. Emily Rose.

Series events

Alexander the Great bust
At the Library and online

The Further Queer Adventures of Alexander the Great: Boyfriend, Activist and Porn Star

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Unbuilt Room
At the Library

The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great

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Face of Alexander the Great statue opened to reveal a pink elephant, a snake, a horse and a ship.
At the Library

Audio Description Tour – Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

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Knights on horseback confronting three giant cyclopes holding clubs.
At the Library

Monsters of Alexander the Great's Legends in World Cultures

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Mosaic of Alexander the Great
At the Library and online

Alexander: Between Fantasy and History

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Face of Alexander the Great statue opened to reveal a pink elephant, a snake, a horse and a ship.
At the Library

Speech-to-Text Tour – Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

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Painting of a figure floating in light
At the Library

Alexander the Great: Between Dreams and Imagination

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