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The Resource Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors, by Joseph Roisman, (electronic book)

Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors, by Joseph Roisman, (electronic book)

Label
Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors
Title
Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Roisman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander's elite successors. Few historians have probed the experiences and attitudes of the ordinary soldiers who followed Alexander on his campaigns and who were divided among his successors as they fought for control of his empire after his death. Yet the veterans played an important role in helping to shape the character and contours of the Hellenistic world. This pathfinding book offers the first in-depth investigation of the Macedonian veterans' experience during a crucial turning point in Greek history (323-316 BCE). Joseph Roisman discusses the military, social, and political circumstances that shaped the history of Alexander's veterans, giving special attention to issues such as the soldiers' conduct on and off the battlefield, the army assemblies, the volatile relationship between the troops and their generals, and other related themes, all from the perspective of the rank-and-file. Roisman also reexamines the biases of the ancient sources and how they affected ancient and modern depictions of Alexander's veterans, as well as Alexander's conflicts with his army, the veterans' motives and goals, and their political contributions to Hellenistic history. He pays special attention to the Silver Shields, a group of Macedonian veterans famous for their invincibility and martial prowess, and assesses whether or not they deserved their formidable reputation
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roisman, Joseph
Dewey number
938/.08
Index
index present
LC call number
DF235.4
LC item number
.R65 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans
  • Generals
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Babylonia
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Alexander
Label
Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors, by Joseph Roisman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Alexander's Campaigns -- Motives and Bias in the History of Hieronymus of Cardia -- Alexander and Discontent : The King and His Army in India and Opis, Mesopotamia -- The Veterans and the Macedonian Internal Strife in Babylon (323) -- The Dissolution of the Royal Army, I : The Veterans of Perdiccas and Craterus -- The Dissolution of the Royal Army, II : The Veterans of Eumenes, Neoptolemus and Alcetas, and the Meeting in Triparadeisus -- The Veterans, Eumenes, and Antigonus in Asia Minor -- Eumenes and the Silver Shields -- The Silver Shields in Battle and Eumenes' Death
Control code
ebr10541110
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292735972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors, by Joseph Roisman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Alexander's Campaigns -- Motives and Bias in the History of Hieronymus of Cardia -- Alexander and Discontent : The King and His Army in India and Opis, Mesopotamia -- The Veterans and the Macedonian Internal Strife in Babylon (323) -- The Dissolution of the Royal Army, I : The Veterans of Perdiccas and Craterus -- The Dissolution of the Royal Army, II : The Veterans of Eumenes, Neoptolemus and Alcetas, and the Meeting in Triparadeisus -- The Veterans, Eumenes, and Antigonus in Asia Minor -- Eumenes and the Silver Shields -- The Silver Shields in Battle and Eumenes' Death
Control code
ebr10541110
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292735972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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