A History of Macedonia
336-167 B.C. Volume 3
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History of Macedonia by N. G. L. Hammond
Book DescriptionThis volume carries the history of Macedonia through from the death of Philip II to the end of its existence as an independent state in 167 BC. Its expansion in the reign of Alexander is one of the miracles of history. An attempt is made to understand the internal sources of strength of the kingdom and the impact of Alexander's career upon the Macedonians, the Greek states, and the Balkan area. It then goes on to examine the period of civil war which followed, between the Macedonian generals, each of them claiming to defend the monarchy. After the death of Alexander IV the Macedonian-Hellenistic kingdoms are viewed from the standpoint of Macedonia and the Greek mainland, which remain the central topics of this three-volume history. The final phase is dominated by the wars with Rome; recent discoveries have afforded new insights into Macedonia's contribution to the arts and into the structure and the institutions of this most remarkable of all the monarchic states.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198148159
(243mm x 162mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author N. G. L. Hammond
Sir John Edwin Sandys, Paperback (September 2013)
This biography of classical scholar John Edwin Sandys, first published in 1933, reproduces some of his correspondence and diaries.
Sources for Alexander the Great, Paperback (August 2007)
This 1993 book attempts to analyse and evaluate in detail the sources of information that the ancient writers Plutarch and Arrian drew on.
Three Historians of Alexander the Great, Paperback (May 2007)
This book will be of value to ancient historians and of interest also to those studying Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by N. G. L. Hammond
This revised biography includes new material and extensive reference to literary sources. Professor Hammond's other works include "The History of Macedonia" and "Studies in Greek History". He also collaborated on "The Oxford Classical Dictionary" and "The Cambridge Ancient History."
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