A History of Macedonia: 336-167 B.C

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Oxford University Press, 1988 - History - 654 pages
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This volume carries the history of Macedonia through from the death of Philip II to the end of its existence as an independent state in 167 BC. Its expansion in the reign of Alexander is one of the miracles of history. An attempt is made to understand the internal sources of strength of the kingdom and the impact of Alexander's career upon the Macedonians, the Greek states, and the Balkan area. It then goes on to examine the period of civil war which followed, between the Macedonian generals, each of them claiming to defend the monarchy. After the death of Alexander IV the Macedonian-Hellenistic kingdoms are viewed from the standpoint of Macedonia and the Greek mainland, which remain the central topics of this three-volume history. The final phase is dominated by the wars with Rome; recent discoveries have afforded new insights into Macedonia's contribution to the arts and into the structure and the institutions of this most remarkable of all the monarchic states.
  

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Contents

THE FIRST ACTS OF ALEXANDER AND THE NATURE
3
ALEXANDER IN THE BALKAN AREA
32
ALEXANDER AND THE GREEK STATES
56
ALEXANDER AND THE MACEDONIANS
86
OF CIVIL WAR AMONG THE MACEDONIANS
95
THE CIVIL WAR AND THE SPLITTING OF
123
THE AMBITION OF ANTIGONUS THE END OF
151
SOME FEATURES OF THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
180
THE INTERVENTION AND THE WITHDRAWAL
400
PHILIPS EXPANSIONIST POLICY AND
411
THE DEFEAT OF THE MACEDONIAN ARMY AND
429
COLLABORATION AND SUSPICION BETWEEN
448
COLD FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN MACEDONIA AND ROME
488
THE INDECISIVE
505
THE DEFEAT OF THE MACEDONIAN STATE I 68
532
THE DISMEMBERMENT OF MACEDONIA AND
558

FROM IPSUS TO THE END OF CASSANDERS DYNASTY
199
THE YEARS OF CHAOS 2852776 B C
239
THE EARLY YEARS
259
THE NAVAL SITUATION
290
THE LAST YEARS 251239
296
DEMETRIUS II 239229 B C
317
ANTIGONUS DOSON 22Q22I B C
337
PHILIP BECOMES MASTER OF HIS COURT
367
THE CONSOLIDATION OF MACEDONIAS POWER
385
The formal relations between Macedonia
571
The chronology of the years 281276 B C
580
The battles of Cos and Andros
587
The formal relations of Macedonia and some
601
Some holdings of Perseus in Thrace
611
LIST OF DATES
618
GENERAL INDEX
629
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N. G. L. Hammond is at Clare College, Cambridge. F. W. Walbank is at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

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