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Macedonian Numbers at the Death of Alexander the Great

A. B. Bosworth

in The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Few events are as important and contentious as the demographic effect resulting from Alexander's conquests. It is accepted that Macedonia was far weaker by the end of the 3rd century than had been ... More


Poison from the Pen

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Demosthenes in exile; the death of Alexander the Great; the Greek revolt from Macedonian rule (Lamian War); Demosthenes' return to Athens; demand for his surrender by ... More


A New Persian War

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 argues that the dominance of the polis in the recollection of the Persian War was challenged after the battle of Chaeronea when Philip and Alexander invented a Persian-War tradition to ... More


Athenian Society and Government

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the basic structure of Athenian government. It also describes how it resembled the governments of other Greek city-states, and reviews the intricate relationship between ... More


Stairway to Heaven: The Politics of Memory in Early Hellenistic Athens

Nino Luraghi

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the idea of Athens as the ‘School of Hellas’, the origin of the Classicist intellectual tradition, was ultimately a product of the Athenians themselves, particularly of their ... More


Oligarchy versus Democracy: 338 to 262 b.c.

Stephen V. Tracy

in Athens and Macedon: Attic Letter-Cutters of 300 to 229 B.C.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233331
eISBN:
9780520928541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233331.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Athenian history from the year 338 down to the year 229 B.C.—the latter year marking the ouster of the Macedonian presence from Attica—is usually seen as a complex political tapestry in which periods ... More


Farewell to Freedom

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After a survey of Athens at the height of its power in the Classical period, the chapter focuses on the rise to power of Philip II of Macedonia, how he expanded his kingdom, his relations with ... More


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