A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

Edited by Joseph Roisman , Edited by Ian Worthington

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancientMacedonian history and material culture, A Companion to AncientMacedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholarsalike. * Features new, specially commissioned essays by leadingand up-and-coming scholars in the field * Examines the political, military, social, economic, andcultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period tothe end of Roman period and beyond * Discusses the importance of art, archaeology andarchitecture * All ancient sources are translated in English * Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for furtherreading

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  • Hardback | 696 pages
  • 184 x 250 x 48mm | 1,419.74g
  • 14 Dec 2010
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1405179368
  • 9781405179362
  • 1,453,330

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Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College. He has authored and edited several books, among them Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (ed., 2003), The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators (2005), and Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence (ed. with J.C. Yardley, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). Ian Worthington is Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has written and edited numerous books and articles on Greek history, epigraphy and oratory, including Alexander the Great: Man and God (2004), The Blackwell Companion to Greek Rhetoric (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) and Philip II of Macedonia (2008).

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"Like others in the publisher's Companions to the Ancient Worldseries, this volume is intended primarily as an engaging resourcefor students new to the subject and scholars in related fields, andyet these "companions" are also useful for scholars within thefields under consideration who seek well-rounded, up-to-datereferences." (Booknews, 1 February 2011) "In this volume editor Roisman (classics, Colby College) andWorthington (history, U. of Missouri) have brought together workfrom an international roster of contributors. The lead articlediscusses the dramatic changes in scholarly emphasis of the last 30years that have brought ancient Macedonia to the fore, inparticular increased attention to the role played by Alexander theGreat's father. Ten maps and a set of 28 plates support thiswell-organized collection of 27 contributed chapters. Like othersin the publisher's Companions to the Ancient World series,this volume is intended primarily as an engaging resource forstudents new to the subject and scholars in related fields, and yetthese "companions" are also useful for scholars within the fieldsunder consideration who seek well-rounded, up-to-date references.Articles are specially commissioned to cover political, military,social, economic and cultural history, as well as materialculture." (Reference and Research Book News, February2011)"Overall, this Companion provides a lucid and comprehensiveintroduction to the study of ancient Macedonia." (TheAnglo-Hellenic Review, 1 March 2011)

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"A Companion to Ancient Macedonia"--the first of its kind--examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman domination and beyond. Material culture, such as art, architecture, and archaeology, is also explored. Written in a lively and accessible style, the companion includes specially commissioned chapters by leading and up-and-coming scholars, and features suggestions for further reading. This comprehensive, up-to-date collection of essays provides a rich resource for students and scholars of ancient Macedonia.

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