A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

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Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 7, 2011 - History - 696 pages
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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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The relationship between 'the Illyrians and Macedonians' is a total mess up? Who were these Illyrians? Philip defeats Bardylis, then the Dardani, followed by Grabus and last Pleurias. The Taulanti are never mentioned and no modern historian ask why. Then after all these wars and conquests, what does Philip next? He builds all the fortresses we see today in "Illyria" and is eventually proclaimed 'master and ruler of all Illyria'. Not a single fortified town was build in modern Greek Macedonia. The implication here is that these 'Illyrians' were the Macedonians we know as the world conquerors, that is the 'southern Illyrians' who dwelt in present day Albanian, who were related to the 'Illyri proprie dicti' of the north.  

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
41
Section 4
65
Section 5
81
Section 6
127
Section 7
145
Section 8
166
Section 15
326
Section 16
342
Section 17
373
Section 18
392
Section 19
409
Section 20
428
Section 21
446
Section 22
472

Section 9
186
Section 10
208
Section 11
225
Section 12
251
Section 13
279
Section 14
306
Section 23
505
Section 24
508
Section 25
522
Section 26
545
Section 27
572
Section 28
599

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About the author (2011)

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 Curators’ Professor of History, Department of History, 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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