Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C: A Historical Biography

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Notes and References

Chapter 1

1. See G. F. Edson, AM, p. 44.

2. For the chronology see Hamilton, PA, p. 7.

3. Philip’s supposed regency for his brother Perdiccas’ son Amyntas rests on dubious evidence, that of Justin 8.5.9–10, and has lately been challenged in a penetrating article by J. R. Ellis, ‘The Security of the Macedonian Throne under Philip II’, AM, pp. 68–75.

4. cf. A. Aymard, ‘Le protocole royal grec et son évolution’, REA 50 (1948), 232–63.

5. See now S. Marinatos, AM, pp. 45–52.

6. Suda s.v.

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7. The sixth day of the Macedonian month Loïos; cf. Hamilton, PA, p. 7, and E.J. Bickerman, Chronology of the Ancient World, London, 1968, pp. 20–26, 38–40. But surely the news had reached Philip earlier.

8. Plut. Moral. 177c 3 (= 105A, 666A).

9. Hdt 3.40–41.

10. Seltman GC2 p. 200 with pl. xlvi, nos. 11–14; Head-Hill-Walker, Guide, p. 39 with pi. HIB, no. 20.

11. This account is much indebted to the excellent survey in Hammond, HG, pp. 533 ff. I have also drawn on Edson’s useful article ‘Early Macedonia’, AM, pp. 17–44.

12. Appian, Syr. 63; Diod. 7.15; Thuc. 2.99.3; Edson, AM, pp. 20–21.

13. Despite some late testimonia (e.g. schol. Clem. Alex. Protrept. 2.8, Justin 7.1.10) which claim that the Argeads simply renamed Edessa Aegae, it seems clear that the two sites, though close, were distinct. See Hammond, AM, pp. 64–5, and Edson, ibid., p. 21 n. 18, who points out that our ancient sources ‘always associate the royal tombs with Aegae, never with Edessa’: cf. AP 7.238; Diod. 19.52.5, 22.12; Pliny HN 4.33; Plut. Pyrrh. 26.12; FGrH no. 73, fr. 1.

14. See A. B. Bosworth, ‘Philip II and Upper Macedonia’, CQ 21 ns [65] (1971), 99–100.

15. Strabo 7.7.8, C. 326.

16. Hammond, HG, p. 534.

17. Hdt 5.22; Justin 7.22.

18. Green, The Year of Salamis, 480–479 B.C. (1970), pp. 258–60.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface to the 2012 Edition xv
  • Preface to the 1991 Reprint xxiii
  • Preface and Acknowledgements xxix
  • List of Maps and Battle Plans xxxiii
  • Key to Abbreviations xxxv
  • Table of Dates xlv
  • 1 - Philip of Macedon 1
  • 2 - The Gardens of Midas 35
  • 3 - From a View to a Death 66
  • 4 - The Keys of the Kingdom 111
  • 5 - The Captain-General 152
  • 6 - The Road to Issus 182
  • 7 - Intimations of Immortality 236
  • 8 - The Lord of Asia 297
  • 9 - The Quest for Ocean 350
  • 10 - How Many Miles to Babylon? 412
  • Appendix - Propaganda at the Granicus 489
  • Notes and References 513
  • Sources of Information 569
  • Genealogical Table 586
  • General Index 589
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