A Companion to Ancient Macedonia
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- 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
Preface: For Readers – and Reviewers.
List of Maps.
List of Figures.
List of Plates.
Part 1 Preamble.
1. Why Study Ancient Macedonia and What this Companion is About (Edward M. Anson).
Part 2 Evidence.
2. The Literary and Epigraphic Evidence to the Roman Conquest (P.J. Rhodes).
3. The Numismatic Evidence (Karsten Dahmen).
Part 3 Macedonia and Macedonians.
4. The Physical Kingdom (Carol G. Thomas).
5. Macedonians and Greeks (Johannes Engels).
6. Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond (Sulochana R. Asirvatham).
Part 4 History.
7. From the Bronze Age to Alexander I (Slawomir Sprawski).
8. Classical Macedonia to Perdiccas III (Joseph Roisman).
9. Philip II (Sabine Müller).
10. Alexander the Great, Macedonia and Asia (Dawn L. Gilley and Ian Worthington).
11. Alexander’s Successors to 221 BC (Winthrop Lindsay Adams).
12. Macedonia and Rome, 221-146 BC (Arthur M. Eckstein).
13. Provincia Macedonia (John Vanderspoel).
Part 5 Neighbours.
14. Macedonia, Illyria and Epirus (William S. Greenwalt).
15. Macedonia and Thessaly (D. Graninger).
16. Macedonia and Thrace (Zosia Archibald).
17. Macedonia and Persia (Marek Jan Olbrycht).
Part 6 Politics, Society, Economy, and Culture.
18. Kingship and Other Political Institutions (Carol J. King).
19. Social Customs and Institutions: Aspects of Macedonian Elite Society (Noriko Sawada).
20. Macedonian Women (Elizabeth Carney).
21. Macedonian Religion (Paul Christesen and Sarah C. Murray).
22. The Macedonian Army (Nicholas Victor Sekunda).
23. The Political Economy of Macedonia (Paul Millett).
24. Classical Art to 221 BC (Craig I. Hardiman).
25. Hellenistic and Roman Art, 221 BC–AD 337 (Rachel Kousser).
Part 7 After Rome.
26. Macedonia in Late Antiquity (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 (Loring M. Danforth).
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).
"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)