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Challenging authority in the assemblies of the Iliad

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines representations of debate in the Iliad. Focusing on scenes of assembly among the Achaeans, it argues that dissent is made institutional as the poem unwinds: Achilles establishes ... More


The Downfall of the Achaean League and Polybios’s History

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9 approaches the Roman demolition of the Achaean League within a broader framework of Rome’s relationship with the Greek world and argues that the Roman treatment of the Achaean League was ... More


The Making of a King: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks

Robin Waterfield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198853015
eISBN:
9780191887413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853015.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is a biography of Antigonus II Gonatas, king of Macedon from 276 to 239, and a history of the Greek mainland in the third century BCE. It falls into two parts. The first part covers the ... More


The Vigor of Confederacies

Robin Waterfield

in The Making of a King: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198853015
eISBN:
9780191887413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853015.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chief way in which the Greeks united in the third century in order to be able to offer resistance to Macedon was by forming large federal states. The two greatest of these were based in Achaea ... More


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