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By Lucy Shoe Meritt

ISBN-10: 0876619421

ISBN-13: 9780876619421

A chronicle of the second one 50 years within the lifetime of the yankee institution (originally based in 1881). Conceived as a spouse quantity to Louis Lord's 1947 historical past of the 1st part century, the textual content outlines the actions of the varsity either in Greece and within the usa, starting with an soaking up account of the affairs of the college in the course of global struggle II and carrying on with during the Centennial in 1981, with chapters at the summer time consultation, the School's excavations, its courses, and the Gennadeion. The wide appendixes contain lists of the entire Trustees, Cooperating associations, individuals of the dealing with Committee, employees, fellows, and individuals of the varsity given that its inception in 1881, and upload significantly to the usefulness of this quantity. The author's first-hand wisdom of the folks and occasions of the interval mentioned contributes materially to its intensity and element.

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12 Additional revenues are impossible to enumerate, but Macedonia controlled a lucrative trade in timber and other exports. 16 The venerable scholar G. T. ”19 So, while the speeches found in ancient historical works are notoriously suspect as reliable 26 P o o r Al e x a n d e r ? guides to what was actually said, the claims attributed to Alexander at Opis are widely believed. 21 He humbled his own origins for political effect. One or two figures may tell a story, but not the full story, and the art of persuasion lies in selection.

56 We must expect, then, two things from the numbers found in the surviving narratives of Alexander’s reign: they will be relatively rare and they will usually be rounded off as ballpark figures. In terms of rarity, for example, our sources mention 295 financial gains or losses incurred by Alexander but attach actual figures to only 55 of them (19%). 57 As for round numbers, simple multiples of ten account for over 86% of Justin/​Trogus’s total quantifications, 90% of Arrian’s, 91% of Diodorus’s, and 98% of Curtius’s.

52 Since Plutarch’s amounts for debts and assets go back explicitly to Aristobulus and Onesicritus, some of the figures cited in Alexander’s speech at Opis can perhaps be traced back to Ptolemy. ), Aristobulus, and Onesicritus seems full and reliably early. ) 70 talents (Aristobulus) 200 talents (Onesicritus) 30 days’ provisions (Duris, Phylarchus) Several factors may account for the disparities. First, of course, some numbers may be right and others erroneous or exaggerated. Second, the figures surely take into account different things: debts at accession, debts accrued subsequently, mobile provisions, and perhaps money as opposed to wealth in general.

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