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Ancient Macedonians in Greek & Roman Sources


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PART I SUCCESSION AND THE ROLE OF ROYAL WOMEN 1 A Founding Mother? Eurydike I, Philip II and Macedonian Royal Mythology Timothy Howe, St. Olaf Collegem Royal Women as Succession Advocates Elizabeth Carney, Clemson University 3 A Roman Olympias: Powerful Women in the Historiae Philippicae of Pompeius Trogus Rebecca Frank, University of Virginia PART II PHILIA, POLITICS AND ALLIANCES 4 Was Kallisthenes the Tutor of Alexander's Royal Pages? Frances Pownall, University of Alberta 5 Hephaistion - A Reassessment of his Career Sabine Muller, Philipps University Marburg 6 Friendship and Betrayal: The Alliances among the Diadochoi Alexander Meeus, University of Mannheim PART III ROYAL SELF-PRESENTATION AND IDEOLOGY 7 The Animal Types on the Argead Coinage, Wilderness and Macedonia Victor Alonso Troncoso, University of La Coruna 8 Alexander as Achilles: Arrian's use of Homer from Troy to the Granikos Hugh Bowden, King's College London 9 The Grand Procession, Galaterschlacht, and Ptolemaic Kingship Paul Johstono, The Citadel PART IV THE MEMORY OF ALEXANDER 10 Legends of Seleukos' death, from omens to revenge Daniel Ogden, University of Exeter and UNISA 11 The memory of Alexander in Plutarch's Lives of Demetrios, Pyrrhos, and Eumenes Sulochana Asirvatham, Montclair State University Index Contents

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TIMOTHY HOWE (Professor of History and Ancient Studies at St. Olaf College, Minnesota) is a field archaeologist and literary scholar. His research focuses on Macedonian elites and the methods by which they maintained power. As editor or author he has published widely: Pastoral Politics: Agriculture and Society in Ancient Greece; Folly and Violence in the Courts of Alexander the Great and his Successors; Ancient Historiography on War and Empire; Macedonian Legacies; Greece, Macedon, and Persia, and Brill's Companion to Insurgency and Terror in the Ancient Mediterranean. Professor Howe is Senior Editor for the journal Ancient History Bulletin. FRANCES POWNALL (Professor, University of Alberta) is the author of Lessons From the Past: The Moral Use of History in Fourth-Century Prose (Michigan 2004), as well as a number of lengthy translations and historical commentaries on fragmentary Greek historians in Brill's New Jacoby. She has published widely on Greek history and historiography of the classical and hellenistic periods.

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