Greece, Macedon and Persia

Greece, Macedon and Persia

By: Erin Garvin (editor), Timothy Howe (editor), Graham Wrightson (editor)Hardback

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This book contains a collection of papers related to the history and historiography of Warfare, Politics and Power in the Ancient Mediterranean world. The contributions, written by 19 recognized experts from a variety of methodological and evidentiary perspectives, show how ancient peoples considered war and conflict at the heart of social, political and economic activity. Though focusing on a single theme - war - the papers are firmly based in the context of the wider social and literary issues of Ancient Mediterranean scholarship and as such, consider war and conflict as part of a complex matrix of culture in which historical actors articulate their relationships with society and historical authors articulate their relationships with history. The result is a rich understanding of Ancient World history and history-writing. The volume is presented in honour of Waldemar Heckel, a foremost scholar of Alexander the Great and Ancient Warfare.

About Author

Timothy Howe is Professor of History and Ancient Studies at St. Olaf College (USA). His main research interests are in Alexander the Great, ancient Mediterranean warfare, agriculture, law, religion, trade, and, Greek and Latin epigraphy. Erin Garvin is Lecturer in Classics and History at the University of Alberta (Canada). his wide ranging research interests include archaic and classical Greek history (political theory; politics, science and religion; philosophy, mythology and anthropology of institutions), historiography, Pre-Islamic Persian history, roman history and historical method and theory Graham Wrightson is Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Military History at South Dakota State University (USA). His research interests focus on ancient warfare and military, in particular ancient Greek military history (Alexander and his successors) and the Crusades, as well as medieval history and medieval England.


Dedication Contributors Abbreviations Forward Introduction 1 Darius I and the Problems of (Re)conquest: Resistance, False Identities and the Impact of the Past. Sabine Muller 2 Clausewitz, the Culminating Point of Attack, and Greco-Persian Wars E. Edward Garvin 3 Thucydides and the Failure in Sicily A. B. Bosworth 4 Women and Symposia in Macedonia Elizabeth Carney 5 Infantry and the Evolution of Argead Macedonia William Greenwalt 6 Equine Aspects of Alexander the Great's Macedonian Cavalry Carolyn Willekes 7. Macedonian armies and the perfection of Combined Arms Graham Wrightson 8 Military Unrest in the age of Philip and Alexander of Macedon: Defining the terms of Debate Lee L. Brice 9 Opposition to Macedonian Kings: Riots for Rewards and Verbal Protests Joseph Roisman 10 Arrian and`Roman' Military Tactics. Alexander's Campaign against the Autonomous Thracians. Timothy Howe 11 Counter-Insurgency: The Lesson of Alexander the Great Edward M. Anson 12 The Comparison between Alexander and Philip. Use and Metamorphosis of an Ideological Theme Guiseppe Squillaci 13 Alexander's Unintended Legacy: Borders. Stanley Burstein 14 Cleomenes of Naucratis, Villain or Victim? Elizabeth Baynham 15 Cult of the Dead and Vision of the Afterlife in Early Hellenistic Macedonia. Franca Landucci Gattinoni 16 What did Arsinoe tell Lysimachus about Philetaerus? Daniel Ogden 17 Polybius on Naval Warfare Philip DeSouza 18 Rome's Apparent Disinterest in Macedonia 168-148 BC John Vanderspoel

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  • ISBN13: 9781782979234
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781782979234
  • ISBN10: 1782979239

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