By Elizabeth Donnelly Carney
During this groundbreaking paintings, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney examines the position of royal ladies within the Macedonian Argead dynasty from the 6th century B.C. to 168 B.C. girls have been excluded from the workout of energy in many of the Hellenic international. notwithstanding, Carney exhibits that the other halves, moms, and daughters of kings performed very important roles in Macedonian public existence and infrequently decided the process nationwide occasions. Carney assembles an exhaustive array of proof at the political function of Argead royal ladies. She additionally provides a chain of biographical sketches describing the general public careers of the entire royal ladies - together with Olympias, mom of Alexander the nice, and the warrior Cynnane, his half-sister - whose names are preserved in historical assets.
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What was the purpose of "marriage alliances"? Our ignorance about the exact dates and circumstances of many royal marriages (as well as the identity of their initiators) makes it difficult to deal with this issue, but it is seems clear that some marriage alliances were contracted for short-term benefit and others for more lasting concerns. 70 What does it mean for a young woman to move from one family to another? 71 STRATONICE 1 Stratonice was the sister of Perdiccas II, who gave her in marriage ca.
Page 20 We should remind ourselves, however, that the term "marriage alliance" tends to blur at least four important issues involved in royal marriages. First, whatever the diplomatic benefit of the "alliance," most marriages were also contracted so that the couples would beget children, particularly future rulers. A second complication arises in terms of marriages in which the primary purpose was political. What was the purpose of "marriage alliances"? Our ignorance about the exact dates and circumstances of many royal marriages (as well as the identity of their initiators) makes it difficult to deal with this issue, but it is seems clear that some marriage alliances were contracted for short-term benefit and others for more lasting concerns.
23 Especially over time, narratives tend to develop a life and force of their own. 24 The same story may be told about different people, particularly if there is a desire to demonstrate that the protagonist of the tale is the equal of some earlier hero. , ADEA EURYDICE for the accounts of her death). 27 Second, when an anecdote focuses on a woman, scholars should exercise even greater caution. Contemporary documentary evidence is clearly preferable to that furnished by anecdotal sources, but the less public role of women makes the former rather scarce and the latter, however dubious, necessary to examine.
Women and Monarchy in Macedonia (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture) by Elizabeth Donnelly Carney