In 338 BC Philip II of Macedon established Macedonian rule over Greece; he was succeeded in 336 by his son Alexander the Great, whose conquests in the twelve years that followed reached as far as the Russian steppes, Afghanistan, and the Punjab, and created the Hellenistic world. The study of Macedonia is now a growing point in ancient history. The first ever history of ancient Macedonia has now been completed in three volumes by N. G. L. Hammond, helped by G. T. Griffith and F. W. Walbank. On the basis of that work Professor Hammond now provides in one volume a history of the Macedonian state and its institutions both in Europe and in the Hellenistic kingdoms in Asia and Egypt, on which much new light has been shed by epigraphic and archaeological discoveries. Those institutions have had a profound influence on subsequent history. Full references are given to the ancient sources of information and to archaeological, numismatic, and epigraphic articles.
Table of Contents
1. The land and the people; 2. The monarchy and the Temenid Kings; 3. The Macedonians and their neighbours down to 452; 4. The organization of the Macedonian State under Temenid rule; 5. A period of weakness 452-359; 6. The winning of military supremacy 359-323; 7. The consolidation and expansion of the Macedonian State 359-323; 8. Government and ideas in Europe in the period of greatness 359-323; 9. The Macedonians and the Greeks of the Common Peace; 10. The Civil War and the splitting of the Macedonian World 323-304; 11. The wars of the Kings and the division of the Macedonian Kingdom 303-281; 12. The heirs of strife and the intrusion of foreign powers 281-221; 13. Philip V's policy in Greece and his war with Rome 221-196; 14. Macedonia siding with Rome and at war with Rome 196-167; 15. Institutions of the Macedonian State c. 267-167