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

within the historical Greek-speaking global, writing in regards to the previous intended balancing the reporting of evidence with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. old 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 gathered right here examine the way in which occasions and the bills of these occasions interact.  topics comprise: how Greek historians assign approximately divine honours to the Persian King; the position of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in old narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; conflict and fiscal 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 mum or dad, 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 army prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing ancient examples of excellent and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. sometimes, 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 realization to the style and context of history-writing within the historic global and its specialise in battle and empire.

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