|Publication Date||April 30, 2015|
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Greece, Macedon and Persia 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 honor of Waldemar Heckel, a foremost scholar of Alexander the Great and ancient warfare.
Table of Contents
1 Darius I and the Problems of (Re)conquest: Resistance, False Identities and the Impact of the Past.
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
5 Infantry and the Evolution of Argead Macedonia
6 Equine Aspects of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian Cavalry
7. Macedonian armies and the perfection of Combined Arms
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
10 Arrian and ‘Roman’ Military Tactics. Alexander’s Campaign against the Autonomous Thracians.
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
13 Alexander’s Unintended Legacy: Borders.
14 Cleomenes of Naucratis, Villain or Victim?
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?
17 Polybius on Naval Warfare
18 Rome’s Apparent Disinterest in Macedonia 168-148 BC
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