6. Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond

  1. Joseph Roisman Professor of Classics2 and
  2. Ian Worthington Professor of History3
  1. Sulochana R. Asirvatham Associate Professor

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327519.ch6

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

How to Cite

Asirvatham, S. R. (2010) Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond, in A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (eds J. Roisman and I. Worthington), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327519.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Classics, Colby College, USA

  2. 3

    Department of History, University of Missouri, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Classics and General, Humanities, Montclair State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179362

Online ISBN: 9781444327519



  • Macedonian perspectives - from Greece, Rome and beyond;
  • ancient Macedonians, whom we thank today - and survival of Greek culture;
  • Macedonians, inscribing identity on stones and coins - and Greek writers, lead from philhellenism of Macedonian ruling classes;
  • classical Greeks, burgeoning sense of Panhellenism - Argead royals' ‘proofs’ of their hellenicity;
  • classical and hellenistic perceptions - of Kings of Macedonia;
  • first Macedonians, in historical records - the Argeads, and the Macedonian royals;
  • hellenistic views - of successors and beyond;
  • Antigonid dominance over Greece - reinvocations of Panhellenic sloganeering;
  • Greek perspectives - on Macedonian soldiery;
  • Roman perspectives on Macedonians and their Kings - Roman rule, a glorious endpoint in history


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classical and Hellenistic Perceptions of the Kings of Macedonia

  • Greek Perspectives on the Macedonian Soldiery

  • Roman Perspectives on the Macedonians and their Kings

  • Two Eastern Perspectives on the Macedonian Victors: Persian and Egyptian

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliographical Essay