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

within the old 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. old Historiography on struggle and Empire exhibits the ways that the literary style of writing heritage constructed to steer empires via their wars. Taking key occasions from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays gathered right here examine the best way occasions and the debts of these occasions interact.  matters comprise: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the function of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in ancient narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; conflict and monetary innovation within the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the good; the murders of Philip II, his final and 7th spouse Kleopatra, and her mother or father, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s wrestle use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of personality within the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a statement on political legitimacy and army prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing old examples of fine and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. every now and then, the stability shifts extra in the direction of the ‘literary’ and in others extra in the direction of the ‘historical’, yet what all the essays have in universal is either a serious realization to the style and context of history-writing within the old global and its specialise in struggle and empire.

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