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Out soon in paperback: “Women and Monarchy in Macedonia” by Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

Good day everyone, thanks to be here on Alessandro III di Macedonia. I’ve a very interesting future publication to report to you. It’s the paperback edition of:

Women and Monarchy in Macedonia

by Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

Published by: University of Oklahoma Press

Out on: 28 February 2021

In this groundbreaking work, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney examines the role of royal women in the Macedonian Argead dynasty from the sixth century B.C. to 168 B.C. Women were excluded from the exercise of power in most of the Hellenic world. However, Carney shows that the wives, mothers, and daughters of kings played important roles in Macedonian public life and occasionally determined the course of national events. Carney assembles an exhaustive array of evidence on the political role of Argead royal women. She also presents a series of biographical sketches describing the public careers of all the royal women – including Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, and the warrior Cynnane, his half-sister – whose names are preserved in ancient sources.

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney is Professor and Carol K. Brown Endowed Chair in Humanities at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

Paperback edition $29.95 – ISBN: 978-0806168746 – 384 pages

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Women and Monarchy in the Argead Period
Chapter 2. Eurydice and the Reigns of Amyntas III, Alexander II, and Perdiccas III
Chapter 3. Royal Women and Philip II
Chapter 4. Royal Women and Alexander the Great
Chapter 5. Olympias, Cleopatra, Cynnane, Adea Eurydice, and the End of the Argead Dynasty (323–308)
Chapter 6. Royal Women in Transition: The Antipatrids and the Descent to Chaos (316–277)
Chapter 7. Women and Monarchy in the Antigonid Period (277–168)
Chapter 8. Changes in the Public Role of Macedonian Royal Women in the Hellenistic Period
Chapter 9. Royal Female Burials
Conclusion
Appendix:
Genealogical Charts
Notes
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index to Biographical Essays
General Index

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