Kings and Colonists: Aspects of Macedonian Imperialism

BRILL, 1995 - 240 sider
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Kings and Colonists deals with Macedonian Imperialism in the fourth to the second century BCE, the time of King Philip II and Alexander the Great, and of the dynasties of Alexander's successors, with special emphasis in western Asia. The first part of the book examines the origins of Macedonian imperialism in Philip II's state-building activity, and discusses how the Macedonian rulers used propaganda to justify themselves to their Macedonian and Greek supporters, and how they interacted with the autonomous Greek cities. The second part examines different levels of the personnel of imperial control, trying to see in each case what these men contributed to and got out of the empire. A final chapter looks at the effects of this imperialism on the Macedonian homeland, countering some modern arguments that the empire had a disastrous effect on Macedonian manpower.

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Chapter One The King the Army and Macedonian
Chapter Two Imperial Propaganda and Justification
Chapter Four Macedonian Dynasts in Asia Minor
Chapter Six Macedonian Settlers and Colonists in Asia
Chapter Seven The Effects on Macedonia of

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Richard A. Billows, Ph.D. (1985) in Ancient History, University of California at Berkeley, is Associate Professor of History at Columbia University. His publications include articles on Hellenistic and Roman Republican history.

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