Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus: Successors to Alexander the Great Volume 2 Books 13-15

Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus: Successors to Alexander the Great Volume 2 Books 13-15

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Translated by J. C. Yardley

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 28mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199277605
  • ISBN 13: 9780199277605
  • Sales rank: 777,604

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Pompeius Trogus, a Romanized Gaul living in the age of Augustus, wrote a forty-four book universal history (The Philippic History) of the non-Roman Mediterranean world. This work was later abbreviated by M. Junianus Justinus. Alexander the Great's life has been examined in minute detail by scholars for many decades, but the period of chaos that ensued after his death in 323 BC has received much less attention. Few historical sources recount the history of this period consecutively. Justin's abbreviated epitome of the lost Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus is the only relatively continuous account we have left of the events that transpired in the 40 years from 323 BC. This volume supplies a historical analysis of this unique source for the difficult period of Alexander's Successors up to 297 BC, a full translation, and running commentary on Books 13-15.

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Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History, University of Calgary.

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This excellant book ... both informs and stimulates further thought on the Diadochoi, while being accessible enough for advanced undergraduates to consult. Charles E. Muntz, The Classical Journal

Table of contents

LIST OF MAPS ; LIST OF TABLES ; ABBREVIATIONS ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. Books 13-15 ; 2. Sources for the Age of the Successors and their Use by Trogus ; 3. The Chronology of the Period 323-297 bc ; TRANSLATION ; Book 13 ; Book 14 ; Book 15 ; Prologues 13-15 ; COMMENTARY ; Book 13 ; Book 14 ; Book 15 ; Prologues 13-15 ; APPENDICES ; I Fragments of Pompeius Trogus ; II Texts Relating to the History of the Successors ; III Eumenes Speech to His Army ; IV The Language of Justin and Trogus ; 1. Livian-Trogan Expressions in Books 13-15 ; 2. Non-Livian Trogan Uses in Books 13-15 ; 3. Justinisms in Justin ; 4. Poetic Usages ; V. What Justin Omits ; INDEX