• Philip II of Macedonia See large image

    Philip II of Macedonia (Paperback) By (author) Ian Worthington

    $20.25 - Save $5.43 21% off - RRP $25.68 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionAlexander the Great is probably the most famous ruler of antiquity, and his spectacular conquests are recounted often in books and films. But what of his father, Philip II, who united Macedonia, created the best army in the world at the time, and conquered and annexed Greece? This landmark biography is the first to bring Philip to life, exploring the details of his life and legacy and demonstrating that his achievements were so remarkable that it can be argued they outshone those of his more famous son. Without Philip, Greek history would have been entirely different. Taking into account recent archaeological discoveries and reinterpreting ancient literary records, Ian Worthington brings to light Philip's political, economic, military, social, and cultural accomplishments. He reveals the full repertoire of the king's tactics, including several polygamous diplomatic marriages, deceit, bribery, military force, and a knack for playing off enemies against one another. The author also inquires into the king's influences, motives, and aims, and in particular his turbulent, unraveling relationship with Alexander, which may have ended in murder. Philip became in many ways the first modern regent of the ancient world, and this book places him where he properly belongs: firmly at the centrestage of Greek history.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Philip II of Macedonia

    Title
    Philip II of Macedonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Worthington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300164763
    ISBN 10: 0300164769
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000, A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, HIS002010
    DC22: 938.07092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHC
    Illustrations note
    16 black-&-white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    06 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Ian Worthington is Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History, University of Missouri - Columbia. Among his previous books are Alexander the Great: Man and God and Demosthenes: Statesman and Orator.
    Review quote
    "'Worthington skilfully uses information from the rich documentation of Alexander the Great's early life to speculate about and suggest that of his father, and does so with a great deal of style.' The Daily Telegraph 'A clear, detailed, and balanced account that judiciously separates the threads of often complex political and military situations' Literary Review 'An admirable overview.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review"