By Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington
The main entire and up to date paintings on hand on historic Macedonian background and fabric tradition, A better half to historical Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike.
- Features new, particularly commissioned essays by means of best and up-and-coming students within the field
- Examines the political, army, social, monetary, and cultural background of historical Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyond
- Discusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architecture
- All historical resources are translated in English
- Each bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for extra reading
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A. R. ), Minnesota Messenia Expedition: Reconstructing a Bronze Age Regional Environment (Minneapolis 1972). 7 Most of our literary information comes from late sources and is especially concentrated on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. Rhodes points out that of the lost Greek historians listed by F. Jacoby in Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, only 13 possible writers of histories of Macedonia are listed, and of these perhaps five date from the time of the Roman Empire. For Macedonian history prior to the reign of Philip II, the creator of the united ancient state of Macedonia and Alexander the Great’s father and predecessor as king, modern-day historians have to rely on the occasional inscription or other material remains, fragments from these now lost historians, the occasional references to Macedonia and Macedonian affairs in the fifth-century historians Herodotus and Thucydides, and ‘universal histories’, dating from the Roman era.
2). While anthropologists and historians generally accept Fredrik Barth’s thesis that ethnicity arises from and is maintained through an interplay between external ascription and individual self-identification,41 much of the non-academic world views it from a Herodotean perspective of specific genetic and cultural markers. These are regarded by Barth as ‘boundaries’42 or ‘trademarks’ according to Danforth and serve as the proclaimed attributes of the group. The issue of ethnicity is then complicated by the various definitions applied by a broad range of interpreters from anthropologists to politicians.
Adams, ‘Macedonian Kingship and the Right of Petition’, Ancient Macedonia 4 (Thessaloniki 1986), pp. 43–52; Borza, Shadow of Olympus, pp. 281–2. It is claimed by D. Kienast, Phillip II. von Makedonien und das Reich der Achaimeniden (Marburg 1973) and Fredricksmeyer, ‘Final Aims of Philip II’, passim, that Philip II was moving Macedonia towards an autocracy modeled on that of the Persian Empire. 9/10/2010 7:53:41 PM Why Study Ancient Macedonia 11 E. Carney in ‘Macedonian Women’ (chapter 20). For her, the importance of royal and elite society throughout the Argead period created a culture where ‘the role of both royal and elite women was more like that of royal women in Homeric epic and aristocratic women in the Archaic period’.