Angeliki Kottaridi, Susan Walker (eds), Heracles to Alexander (2011)

Angeliki Kottaridi, Susan Walker (eds), Heracles to Alexander (2011)
Form of publication
Exhibition Catalogue

Angeliki Kottaridi, Robin Lane Fox, Miltiades Hatzopoulos, Yannis Galanakis et al., Heracles to Alexander the Great. Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy, Angeliki Kottaridi, Susan Walker (eds) (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, and Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Oxford 2011)

Collective work
ISBN 978-1-85444-254-3

The exhibition entitled “Heracles to Alexander the Great. Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy” was the first major archaeological exhibition held in the redeveloped Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The exhibition, 7 April to 29 August 2011, was held in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Hellenic Exhibitions Organisation and the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. The Exhibition Catalogue presents over 500 finds from recent excavations at Aegae (Vergina) and is supplemented with 18 archaeological and historical essays on a wide range of topics related to the Kingdom of Macedon, Aegae and the Temenid dynasty.

Contents: Acknowledgements pp. vii-ix. Forewords pp. x-xii. Maps pp. xiii-xv. 1. Angeliki Kottaridi, “The Legend of Macedon: a Hellenic kingdom in the age of Democracy” pp. 1-24. 2. Robin Lane Fox, “Macedon, c.650-336 BC” pp. 25-38. 3. M. Hatzopoulos, “Royalty and Democracy: the case of Macedonia” pp. 39-47. 4. Y. Galanakis, “Aegae: 160 years of archaeological research” pp. 49-58. 5. Elena Kountouri, “The Mycenaean presence in Macedonia: new evidence from the region of Emathia” pp. 59-66. 6. I. Graekos, “Trade and exchange in the Macedonian court” pp. 67-74. 7. I. Graekos,[is this correct? The Greek version is not clear to me, but I don’t have a copy to double check] “War and Hunting: the world of the Macedonian king and his companions” pp. 75-92. 8. A. Kottaridi, “Queens, princesses and high priestesses: the role of women at the Macedonian court” pp. 93-126. 9. J. Musgrave and J. Prag, “The occupants of Tomb II at Vergina: why Arrhidaios and Eurydice must be excluded” pp. 127-130. 10. A. Kottaridi, “Burial customs and beliefs in the royal necropolis of Aegae” pp. 131-152. 11. A. Kottaridi, “Aegae: the Macedonian metropolis” pp. 153-166. 12. A. Kottaridi, “The royal banquet: a capital institution” pp. 167-180. 13. Stella Drougou, “Macedonian metallurgy: an expression of royalty” pp. 181-192. 14. Chrysoula Saatsoglou-Paliadeli, “The royal presence in the agora of Aegae” pp. 193-204. 15. Sophia Kremydi, “Macedonian coinage before Alexander” pp. 205-208. 16. Harikleia Brekoulaki, “Painting at the Macedonian court” pp. 209-218. 17. Maria Lilimpaki-Akamati, “Pella: the ‘greatest of cities in Macedonia’. The new capital of the kingdom of Macedon” pp. 219-223. 18. Susan Walker, “From basileion to kaisareion: the Roman heritage of Philip’s palace at Aegae” pp. 225-232. A. Kottaridi, “The palace of Philip II in Aegae” pp. 233-236. List of Exhibits pp. 237-255. The Temenid Kings p. 256. Select Glossary of Terms pp. 257-258. Endnotes pp. 259-262. Bibliography pp. 263-270. Three historical maps (color) and 268 illustrations, including plans, drawings and abundant phot material of high quality, see Illustration Acknowledgements p. 271. Total pages Ι-XVI and 1-272, paperback.

Key words
Achaemenid Persians.
Aegean, Northern.
Aigai / Aegae / Vergina.
Alexander I of Macedon.
Alexander II of Macedon.
Alexander the Great.
Amyntas II of Macedon.
Amyntas III of Macedon.
Ancient Greek painting.
Andronikos, Manolis, archaeologist.
Archaic period.
Archelaos I of Macedon.
Axios / Vardar, river.
Balkan rivers.
Bronze objects.
Classical period.
Coin, coins.
Funerary culture.
Geometric period.
Grave customs.
Greek antiquity.
Greek mythology.
Haliacmon, river.
Heuzey, Léon, archaeologist.
Iron Age.
Kingdom of Macedonia.
Macedonian institutions.
Macedonian tombs.
Mycenaean age.
Olympus / Olympos, Thessaly.
Pella, Macedonia.
Perdiccas I of Macedon.
Perdiccas II of Macedon.
Perdiccas III of Macedon.
Philip I of Macedon.
Philip II Macedon.
Pieria, mountain.
Pieria, region.
Pindos, mountain range.
Romaios, Konstantinos, archaeologist.
Roman period, Imperial age.
Stock-breeding society.
Strymon, river.
Thermaic Gulf.
Veroia / Berœa, city.
Weapons, arms.
Western Macedonia.