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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 historic Greek-speaking international, writing concerning the earlier intended balancing the reporting of evidence with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. old Historiography on warfare and Empire indicates the ways that the literary style of writing background built to steer 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 bills of these occasions interact.  matters contain: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the position of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historic narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; struggle and fiscal innovation within the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the good; the murders of Philip II, his final and 7th spouse Kleopatra, and her dad or mum, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s wrestle use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of personality within the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a observation on political legitimacy and army prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing old examples of fine and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. at times, the stability shifts extra in the direction of the ‘literary’ and in others extra in the direction of the ‘historical’, yet what all the essays have in universal is either a severe cognizance to the style and context of history-writing within the old global and its specialise in battle and empire.

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