Cyrene to chaeronea selected essays on ancient greek history

First, the book is almost exclusively concerned with political, diplomatic and military history the first chapter on archaic colonization is an exception.

The volume is attractively produced, but the re-setting of the articles has introduced some errors. That apart, this is a splendid book.

Moreover, he arguesthat a full symmachia-clause in such treaties was not typical before the First Peloponnesian War, since such stipulations began to be viable only after the Persian invasion.

In short, the articles collected in this volume are all fine examples of scholarship, and the book as a whole represents a formidable body of work.

Cawkwell divides Spartan strategy against Athens into two categories: Third, as Simon Hornblower notes in his introduction, many of the chapters are framed as challenges to commonly held views, such as that overpopulation was the main cause of Greek colonization Ior that early Greek tyrants rose to power through the support of the people IIor that hoplite battles involved pushing and shoving analogous to scrimmaging in rugby XVIII.

Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History. Anyone reading this essay should now consult the fine articles of Sarah Bolmarcich and David Yates.

Any Greek historian will learn a lot from reading it. Then come 19 articles arranged chronologically — not in order of publication, but in order of actual historical events. Most will cause no trouble, but on p. Cawkwell radically and cleverly reinterprets the tradition found in Herodotus 3.

Thucydides, Xenophon and Demosthenes all feature very prominently, and indeed Cawkwell, in these papers and elsewhere, has made an important contribution to our understanding of each of these authors.

Taken together, chapters IX—XIX constitute a pretty thorough survey of the main issues of fourth-century Greek history. Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History. All have aged very well, an epideixis of rigorous logic and deep familiarity with the ancient sources.

Oxford University Press, In all this there is a hardheaded realism that is almost Thucydidean in character. Oxford and New York: Finally, Cawkwell shows a strong interest in military matters, both tactics XVIII on hoplite battles and strategy most explicitly in VII and XVIand sees military superiority as a decisive factor in shaping the history of the fourth century.

Space precludes detailed discussion of the individual chapters, but some general observations can be made. Oxford University Press, From the early s to the s he produced a series of penetrating articles, most of which are included here, in which he put forward a distinctive and compelling view of fourth-century history in the years down to the triumph of Philip.

CJ Online Review: Cawkwell, Cyrene to Chaeronea

It should be said at the outset that the quality and interest of the individual chapters are uniformly high, and that the book as a whole represents a master class in a particular, distinctly traditional, kind of Greek history.

Connoisseurs of the age of Demosthenes, a period that Cawkwell has made his own, may feel a little short-changed. In a too brief, four-page Preface, Cawkwell explains why he agreed to publish the collection, gently criticizes the School of Extreme Historical Skepticism, and discusses his deep affinity for Xenophon.

Cyrene to Chaeronea : selected essays on ancient Greek history

In the following paragraphs I comment mainly on essays I find particularly interesting, or with which I disagree. This should be taken with a substantial pinch of salt: There follows an expert ten- page Introduction by Simon Hornblower.

Some minor corrections have been made, but the chapters are otherwise unaltered from their original publication, except that in the citing of inscriptions references have been added to the collections of Rhodes and Osborne, Fornara, and Harding.cyrene to chaeronea selected essays on ancient greek history: Скачать: cyrene to chaeronea selected essays on ancient greek mi-centre.com George Cawkwell, Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek mi-centre.com; New York: Oxford University Press, Pp.

xi, ISBN $ Reviewed by Timothy Doran, California State University of Los Angeles ([email protected]).

Cyrene to Chaeronea

The chapters range from early Greek colonization in the sixth century BC, through the classical period and the wars with Persia, to the disastrous defeat of the Greeks by Philip II of Macedon at the battle of Chaeronea in BC.

Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History Ancient History / Archaeology; History; Show. CJ-Online, BOOK REVIEW Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek mi-centre.com GEORGE mi-centre.com and New York: Oxford University Press, Pp.

xi + posted with permission: Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History. By George Cawkwell. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, Cyrene was an ancient Greek city on the North African coast near present-day Shahhat, a town located in north-eastern Libya.

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