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By Timothy Howe,Sabine Müller,Richard Stoneman,Sabine Muller,Honorary Research Fellow Richard Stoneman

ISBN-10: 1785702998

ISBN-13: 9781785702990

within the old Greek-speaking international, writing in regards to the earlier intended balancing the reporting of evidence with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. old Historiography on struggle and Empire indicates the ways that the literary style of writing historical past constructed to lead empires via their wars. Taking key occasions from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays amassed right here examine the best way occasions and the money owed of these occasions interact.  topics comprise: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the position of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in old narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; conflict and monetary innovation within the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the nice; the murders of Philip II, his final and 7th spouse Kleopatra, and her parent, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s strive against use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of personality within the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a statement on political legitimacy and army prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing old examples of excellent and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. from time to time, the stability shifts extra in the direction of the ‘literary’ and in others extra in the direction of the ‘historical’, yet what the entire essays have in universal is either a serious consciousness to the style and context of history-writing within the old international and its specialize in warfare and empire.

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