Ancient Historiography on War and Empire by Timothy Howe,Sabine Müller,Richard Stoneman,Sabine

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

within the historical Greek-speaking global, writing concerning the prior intended balancing the reporting of evidence with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. historical Historiography on warfare and Empire exhibits the ways that the literary style of writing background built to lead empires via their wars. Taking key occasions from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays amassed the following examine the way in which occasions and the money owed of these occasions interact.  topics contain: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the function of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historic narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; battle and fiscal 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 mum or dad, 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 historic examples of excellent and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. on occasion, 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 severe realization to the style and context of history-writing within the old international and its specialise in warfare and empire.

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