"Exceptional leaders are those who're in a position to learn difficulties, optimize assets, encourage loyalty, and execute approach. there's no extra gorgeous instance in background than Alexander the good, whose management talents have been so massive that they nonetheless resonate a few 2,000 years later. The knowledge of Alexander the Great finds 4 management approaches distilled from the existence and remarkable accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia. Readers will find out how he: * reframed difficulties which will meet doubtless insurmountable demanding situations * equipped alliances by utilizing his power to generate belief and recognize, not only worry * demonstrated id and ""branded"" himself a unifier, therefore conserving the house base safe whereas carrying on with to extend his empire * famous and assimilated the cultures and emblems of alternative peoples, turning into a robust and relied on determine all over he went The knowledge of Alexander the Great relates 34 riveting episodes from Alexander's enlargement via Asia Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the center East, the Persian Empire, and India. every one instance, tied to a modern day counterpart, imparts invaluable classes from the undying legend of 1 of the best leaders in history."
By Graham Oliver
The economies of classical and Mediterranean antiquity are at the moment a battleground. a few students see them as vigorous and revolutionary, even proto-capitalist: others see them as static, embedded in social motion and standing relationships.
Focusing at the primary interval of the Mediterranean 330-30 BC, this e-book contributes considerably to the talk, by way of juxtaposing common questions of idea and model-building with case-studies which research particular parts and types of evidence.
It breaks new floor by means of distilling and proposing new and newly-reinterpreted proof for the Hellenistic period, through establishing the controversy on how we should always exchange Rostovtzeff's vintage view of this era, and by way of supplying a compelling new set of interpretative rules to the talk at the historic financial system.
By Rory MacLean
On a windy spring morning in an old Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mom had died a couple of months past and a unmarried obsession had risen from his grief: the suggestion to construct a feather-light flying computing device. And so, at the island the place Daedalus and Icarus had made man’s maiden flight, MacLean journeyed again to beginnings, again into the Greek myths, and—with the aid of his Cretan pals and many wine—built a airplane and attempted to fly.
Falling for Icarus is immediately a meditation on love, a party of the eagerness for flight, and a hilarious, shiny portrait of a village. Its beneficiant and exhilarating characters repair MacLean’s religion in existence. via them, he tells a hovering, relocating tale approximately how a dream can rework sadness.
Filling an enormous hole in scholarship, this can be the 1st full-length learn of the Athenian flesh presser Aeschines. in addition to Isocrates, Aeschines was once the most in demand Athenian politicians who recommended pleasant ties with the Macedonian king Philip II. even though overshadowed via his well-known rival Demosthenes, Aeschines performed a key position within the decisive occasions that marked the increase of Macedonian strength in Greece and shaped the transition from the Classical to the Hellenistic interval. 3 lengthy speeches via Aeschines, all brought in court docket battles along with his opponent Demosthenes, were preserved and supply us with necessary information regarding Athenian politics in the course of a huge turning element in Greek background. This learn of Aeschines' political occupation examines the reliability of courtroom speeches as historic facts and indicates how they assist exhibit how democratic associations truly functioned in Athens while confronted with the increase of Macedonian power.
By Victor Davis Hanson
The farmers, vinegrowers, and herdsmen of old Greece are "the different Greeks," who shaped the spine of Hellenic civilization. It used to be those tough-minded, useful, and fiercely self sustaining agrarians, Hanson contends, who gave Greek tradition its distinct emphasis on inner most estate, constitutional govt, contractual agreements, infantry conflict, and person rights. Hanson's reconstruction of old Greek farm existence, expert via hands-on wisdom of the topic (he is a fifth-generation California vine- and fruit-grower) is clean, complete, and soaking up. His unique chronicle of the increase and tragic fall of the Greek city-state additionally is helping us to understand the consequences of what could be the unmarried most vital pattern in American existence today—the approaching extinction of the relations farm.
By Paul Christesen
This can be the 1st finished exam of Olympic victor lists. The origins, improvement, content material, and constitution of Olympic victor lists are explored and defined, and a couple of vital questions, akin to the resource and reliability of the yr of 776 for the 1st Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists become a sincerely outlined kind of literature that's top understood as a gaggle of heavily comparable texts.
By Gabriel Herman
During this publication, Gabriel Herman bargains a brand new interpretation of Greek xenia, a time period commonly rendered as 'guest-friendship'. Drawing on modern literary resources and inscriptions in addition to anthropology, sociology, and comparative facts from different occasions, he exhibits that xenia was once a bond of fictitious kinship equivalent to godparenthood, instead of a tie of hospitality or traditional 'friendship'. starting up from this proposition, he develops a dynamic version of the formation of elite relationships and values. He explores the innovations of legal responsibility and loyalty, present and bribe, treason and patriotism, and locations the Greek urban inside of a brand new context of energy relatives. This booklet, which assumes no wisdom of Greek, should be of curiosity to scholars and academics of historical heritage and classics. it is going to additionally entice social and political scientists.