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King and Court in Ancient Macedonia: Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy (Hardback)
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King and Court in Ancient Macedonia: Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 04/09/2015
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The Hellenistic courts and monarchies have in recent years become one of the most intensively studied areas of ancient history. Among the most influential pioneers in this process has been the American historian Elizabeth Carney. The present book collects for the first time in a single volume her most influential articles. Previously published in a range of learned journals, the articles are here re-edited, each with a substantive Afterword by the author bringing the discussion up to date and adding new bibliography. The main themes of this volume include Macedonian monarchy in practice and as an image; the role of conspiracies and violence at court; royal women; aspects of court life and institutions.

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales
ISBN: 9781905125982
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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"To sum up, the collection of articles presented in this volume speaks to a clear and important theme concerning the ruling Argead clan and the expectations of the Macedonian elite. Carney has long sought to convince us that kings cannot be assessed without considering their closest companions, and the scholarly debates that she reports in the Afterword essays show how significant her work has been over the past forty years. This volume [offers] students more opportunity to delve into the family, friends, and enemies of Philip and Alexander." --Alexis Q. Castor, Franklin & Marshall College, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.08.32
..".This volume offers a master class in the practice of ancient history. [...] To sum up, the collection of articles presented in this volume speaks to a clear and important theme concerning the ruling Argead clan and the expectations of the Macedonian elite. Carney has long sought to convince us that kings cannot be assessed without considering their closest companions, and the scholarly debates that she reports in the Afterword essays show how significant her work has been over the past forty years. This volume [offers] students more opportunity to delve into the family, friends, and enemies of Philip and Alexander." --Alexis Q. Castor, Franklin & Marshall College, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.08.32 "Carney has made a significant contribution to the study of Macedon and Macedonians. This collection of articles offers readers a chance to appreciate its scope and development, and makes appreciable the gentle move in the story of Macedonian history away from individuals and events and toward structures. [...] The addition of reflection on the current state of scholarship and the development of the author's own work makes this book especially useful and instructive." --Samuel Gartland, Classical Journal 2016.08.10

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