Good day everyone, thanks to be here on Alessandro III di Macedonia! Today I’d like to point out two very interesting releases recently published. Unfortunately, I only discovered them yesterday because otherwise I would have point out them to you even before the publication. Let’s see which they are and to analyze them better!
Lexicon of Argead Makedonia
by Waldemar Heckel, Johannes Heinrichs, Sabine Müller, Frances Pownall (editors.)
published by: Frank & Timme
This is the first lexicon focusing exclusively on Argead Makedonia. Spanning from the mythical foundation of the realm to the death of the last Argead ruler, Alexander IV, 247 entries written by 44 international scholars provide information on central aspects of the politics, culture, society, and economy of Argead Makedonia, on the ancient evidence, and on scholarly issues.
Argead Makedonia emerged in the 7th century BC. From the late 6th century to its rise to hegemony under Philip II in the 4th century BC, it formed part of Mediterranean history and crossed the paths of the Greek poleis, the Persian Empire, and neighbouring regions such as Thessaly, Illyria, and Thrace.Waldemar Heckel is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Calgary/Canada.
Johannes Heinrichs is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cologne/Germany.
Sabine Müller is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Marburg/Germany.
Frances Pownall is Professor of Classics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton/Canada.
|540 pages, Hardback|
|Released on: May 28th 2020.|
This Lexicon includes a lot of great names between its contributors: Victor Alonso Troncoso, Francesca Angiò, Edward M. Anson, Zosia H. Archibald, Sulochana R. Asirvatham, Elizabeth J. Baynham, Richard Billows, Hugh Bowden, Veronica Bucciantini, Stanley M. Burstein, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, Panos Christodoulou, Craig R. Cooper, Waldemar Heckel, Johannes Heinrichs, Bruno Jacobs, Christopher Kegerreis, Elias Koulakiotis, Franca Landucci Gattinoni, Katerini Liampi, Manuela Mari, Ellen G. Millender, Sabine Müller, Daniel Ogden, Marek Jan Olbrycht, Sarina Pal, Olga Palagia, Paschalis Paschidis, Frances Pownall, Selene Psoma, Joseph Roisman, Stephen Ruzicka, Nicholas Sekunda, Slawomir Sprawski, Giuseppe Squillace, Richard Stoneman, Rolf Strootman, Kai Trampedach, Lawrence A. Tritle, Brigitte Truschnegg, Pat V. Wheatley, Gerhard Wirth, Ian Worthington, Ioannis Xydopoulos and it’s a very interesting publication but it’s price is very high: 128 €. A too much expensive but to buy book.
Antigonus The One-Eyed Greatest of the Successors
by Jeff Champion
published by: Pen & Sword
Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed (382-301 BC) ‘as ‘the oldest and greatest of Alexander’s successors.’ Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted his native Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander’s death, Antigonus, then governor of the obscure province of Phrygia, seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead king’s inheritance. Yet within eight years of the king’s passing, through a combination of military skill and political shrewdness, he had conquered the Asian portion of the empire. His success caused those who controlled the European and Egyptian parts of the empire to unite against him. For another fourteen years he would wage war against a coalition of the other Successors: Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Seleucus and Cassander. In 301 BC he would meet defeat and death in the Battle of Ipsus. The ancient writers saw Antigonus’ life as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hubris and vaulting ambition. Despite his apparent defeat, his descendants would continue to rule as kings and create a dynasty that would rule Macedonia for over a century. Jeff Champion narrates the career of this titanic figure with the focus squarely on the military aspects.Jeff Champion is a Customs and Excise officer in Australia. He has written numerous articles on Hellenistic warfare for specialist journals such as Slingshot, the journal of the Society of Ancients. His first book, Pyrrhus of Epirus, was published by Pen & Sword in 2009 and received very good reviews.
|256 pages, Paperback, 50 black and white illustrations, maps & battle diagrams|
|Released on: 25th June 2020.|
This new Pen & Sword paperback publication isa must for those who want to know more about the Diadochi and Antigonus the One Eyed and represents an unmissable opportunity because the price is really great!
I hope I have been helpful, good day to you all,