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Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Christopher de Lisle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Agathokles of Syracuse ruled large areas of Sicily and southern Italy between 317 and 289 BC. This book argues that Agathokles was an important player in the Mediterranean world at a key moment in ... More


Introduction

Christopher de Lisle

in Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter identifies two trends in scholarship of ancient history, which are problematic for the understanding of the ancient Mediterranean as a whole and which the figure of ... More


Agathokles’ Life and Times

Christopher de Lisle

in Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a narrative overview of Agathokles’ life and career as a foundation for the analytical chapters which follow. The collapse and revival of Syracusan hegemony in Sicily and the ... More


The Historical Commentary

John Davies

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Frank Walbank’s Historical Commentary on Polybius as a palmary example of the sub-genre of ‘the historical commentary’, and notes that the sub-genre is largely ignored by the ... More


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