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

within the historic Greek-speaking global, writing concerning the previous intended balancing the reporting of evidence with shaping and guiding the political pursuits and behaviours of the current. historic Historiography on warfare and Empire indicates the ways that the literary style of writing background constructed to lead empires via their wars. Taking key occasions from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays accumulated right here examine the best way 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 good; the murders of Philip II, his final and 7th spouse Kleopatra, and her mum or dad, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s strive against use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of personality within the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a remark on political legitimacy and army prowess, and Roman Imperial historians utilizing historic examples of fine and undesirable rule to make significant demanding situations to present Roman authority. in certain cases, 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 severe recognition to the style and context of history-writing within the old global and its specialise in warfare and empire.

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