A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Blackwell Companions to by Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington

By Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington

The main accomplished and updated paintings on hand on old Macedonian heritage and fabric tradition, A significant other to old Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike. beneficial properties new, in particular commissioned essays by way of  top and up-and-coming students within the fieldExamines the political, army, social, financial, and cultural heritage of old Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyondDiscusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architectureAll old assets are translated in EnglishEach bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for additional analyzing

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But the discussion of the ‘Macedonian Question’, both ancient and modern, provides insights into the very nature of ethnicity and, perhaps more importantly, its functioning on a practical level among politicians and the populations they represent. indd 20 References to ‘Macedonian speech’: Curt. 1284. 4. While Herodotus routinely refers to ‘Greek speech’ he is nonetheless cognizant of the many variations in the Greek language during the fifth century, and while Plato has Socrates speak of ‘Greek speech’ (Crates 409e, 410a) he also acknowledges that Greeks differed in their speech (Crates 385e).

History and Ethnicity (London 1989), pp. H. Eriksen, Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives (Boulder 1993), pp. C. Renfrew, ‘From Here to Ethnicity, Review of J. Hall, Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity’, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 8 (1998), pp. 275–7. D. Smith, The Ethnic Origins of Nations (Oxford 1986); J. Toland, ‘Dialogue of Self and Other: Ethnicity and the State Building Process’, in J. ), Ethnicity and the State (New Brunswick 1993), pp. 1–20; M. Banks, Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions (London 1996).

21 Prior to the Hellenistic Age the nobility as a class provided the king with his military commanders and administrators. Their relationship with the king was as his ‘companions’, the hetairoi, who regularly ate and drank with him in symposia, those aristocratic banquets so reminiscent of those found in Homer, and participated with him in royal hunts. As noted by Sawada, these were the venues in which regular interaction between the king and his companions would occur. For much of its history Macedonia was a land dominated by these aristocratic elites.

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