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A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

Joseph Roisman (Editor), Ian Worthington (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5163-7
696 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike.
  • Features new, specially commissioned essays by  leading and up-and-coming scholars in the field
  • Examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman period and beyond
  • Discusses the importance of art, archaeology and architecture
  • All ancient sources are translated in English
  • Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for further reading
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List of Illustrations viii

List of Contributors xii

Preface xiv

Notes on Style xvi

List of Abbreviations xvii

Maps xx

PART I Preamble 1

1 Why Study Ancient Macedonia and What this Companion is About 3
Edward M. Anson

PART II Evidence 21

2 The Literary and Epigraphic Evidence to the Roman Conquest 23
P. J. Rhodes

3 The Numismatic Evidence 41
Karsten Dahmen

PART III Macedonia and Macedonians 63

4 The Physical Kingdom 65
Carol G. Thomas

5 Macedonians and Greeks 81
Johannes Engels

6 Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond 99
Sulochana R. Asirvatham

PART IV History 125

7 The Early Temenid Kings to Alexander I 127
S³awomir Sprawski

8 Classical Macedonia to Perdiccas III 145
Joseph Roisman

9 Philip II 166
Sabine Müller

10 Alexander the Great, Macedonia and Asia 186
Dawn L. Gilley and Ian Worthington

11 Alexander’s Successors to 221 BC 208
Winthrop Lindsay Adams

12 Macedonia and Rome, 221–146 BC 225
Arthur M. Eckstein

13 Provincia Macedonia 251
John Vanderspoel

PART V Neighbours 277

14 Macedonia, Illyria and Epirus 279
William S. Greenwalt

15 Macedonia and Thessaly 306
Denver Graninger

16 Macedonia and Thrace 326
Zosia Archibald

17 Macedonia and Persia 342
Marek Jan Olbrycht

PART VI Politics, Society, Economy and Culture 371

18 Macedonian Kingship and Other Political Institutions 373
Carol J. King

19 Social Customs and Institutions: Aspects of Macedonian Elite Society 392
Noriko Sawada

20 Macedonian Women 409
Elizabeth Carney

21 Macedonian Religion 428
Paul Christesen and Sarah C. Murray

22 The Macedonian Army 446
Nicholas Victor Sekunda

23 The Political Economy of Macedonia 472
Paul Millett

24 Classical Art to 221 BC 505
Craig I. Hardiman

25 Hellenistic and Roman Art, 221 BC–AD 337 522
Rachel Kousser

PART VII After Rome 543

26 Macedonia in Late Antiquity 545
Carolyn S. Snively

27 Ancient Macedonia, Alexander the Great and the Star or Sun of Vergina: National Symbols and the Conflict between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia 572
Loring M. Danforth

Bibliography 599

Index 651

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Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College. He has authored and edited several books, among them Brill’s Companion to Alexander the Great (ed., 2003), The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators (2005), and Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence (ed. with J.C. Yardley, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

Ian Worthington is Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has written and edited numerous books and articles on Greek history, epigraphy and oratory, including Alexander the Great: Man and God (2004), The Blackwell Companion to Greek Rhetoric (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) and Philip II of Macedonia (2008).
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"Like others in the publisher's Companions to the Ancient World series, this volume is intended primarily as an engaging resource for students new to the subject and scholars in related fields, and yet these "companions" are also useful for scholars within the fields under consideration who seek well-rounded, up-to-date references." (Booknews, 1 February 2011)

"In this volume editor Roisman (classics, Colby College) and Worthington (history, U. of Missouri) have brought together work from an international roster of contributors. The lead article discusses the dramatic changes in scholarly emphasis of the last 30 years that have brought ancient Macedonia to the fore, in particular increased attention to the role played by Alexander the Great's father. Ten maps and a set of 28 plates support this well-organized collection of 27 contributed chapters. Like others in the publisher's Companions to the Ancient World series, this volume is intended primarily as an engaging resource for students new to the subject and scholars in related fields, and yet these "companions" are also useful for scholars within the fields under consideration who seek well-rounded, up-to-date references. Articles are specially commissioned to cover political, military, social, economic and cultural history, as well as material culture." (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)"Overall, this Companion provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to the study of ancient Macedonia." (The Anglo-Hellenic Review, 1 March 2011)  

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