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By Timothy Howe,Sabine Müller,Richard Stoneman,Sabine Muller,Honorary Research Fellow Richard Stoneman

within the historic Greek-speaking international, writing in regards to the previous intended balancing the reporting of proof with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. historic Historiography on struggle and Empire indicates the ways that the literary style of writing heritage built to steer empires via their wars. Taking key occasions from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays accrued right here examine the way in which occasions and the money owed of these occasions interact.  topics contain: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the function of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in old narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; battle and monetary innovation within the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the nice; the murders of Philip II, his final and 7th spouse Kleopatra, and her dad or mum, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s wrestle use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of personality within the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a observation on political legitimacy and armed forces prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing ancient examples of excellent and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. on occasion, the stability shifts extra in the direction of the ‘literary’ and in others extra in the direction of the ‘historical’, yet what the entire essays have in universal is either a serious awareness to the style and context of history-writing within the historical global and its specialize in battle and empire.

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