A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

Hardback Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

Edited by Joseph Roisman, Edited by Ian Worthington

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 696 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 257mm x 42mm | 1,429g
  • Publication date: 14 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405179368
  • ISBN 13: 9781405179362
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,441,125

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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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Author information

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.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations viii List of Contributors xii Preface xiv Notes on Style xvi List of Abbreviations xvii Maps xx PART I Preamble 1 1 Why Study Ancient Macedonia and What this Companion is About3 Edward M. Anson PART II Evidence 21 2 The Literary and Epigraphic Evidence to the Roman Conquest23 P. J. Rhodes 3 The Numismatic Evidence 41 Karsten Dahmen PART III Macedonia and Macedonians 63 4 The Physical Kingdom 65 Carol G. Thomas 5 Macedonians and Greeks 81 Johannes Engels 6 Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond99 Sulochana R. Asirvatham PART IV History 125 7 The Early Temenid Kings to Alexander I 127 S³awomir Sprawski 8 Classical Macedonia to Perdiccas III 145 Joseph Roisman 9 Philip II 166 Sabine Muller 10 Alexander the Great, Macedonia and Asia 186 Dawn L. Gilley and Ian Worthington 11 Alexander s Successors to 221 BC 208 Winthrop Lindsay Adams 12 Macedonia and Rome, 221 146 BC 225 Arthur M. Eckstein 13 Provincia Macedonia 251 John Vanderspoel PART V Neighbours 277 14 Macedonia, Illyria and Epirus 279 William S. Greenwalt 15 Macedonia and Thessaly 306 Denver Graninger 16 Macedonia and Thrace 326 Zosia Archibald 17 Macedonia and Persia 342 Marek Jan Olbrycht PART VI Politics, Society, Economy and Culture 371 18 Macedonian Kingship and Other Political Institutions373 Carol J. King 19 Social Customs and Institutions: Aspects of Macedonian EliteSociety 392 Noriko Sawada 20 Macedonian Women 409 Elizabeth Carney 21 Macedonian Religion 428 Paul Christesen and Sarah C. Murray 22 The Macedonian Army 446 Nicholas Victor Sekunda 23 The Political Economy of Macedonia 472 Paul Millett 24 Classical Art to 221 BC 505 Craig I. Hardiman 25 Hellenistic and Roman Art, 221 BC AD 337 522 Rachel Kousser PART VII After Rome 543 26 Macedonia in Late Antiquity 545 Carolyn S. Snively 27 Ancient Macedonia, Alexander the Great and the Star or Sun ofVergina: National Symbols and the Conflict between Greece and theRepublic of Macedonia 572 Loring M. Danforth Bibliography 599 Index 651