Pompeius Trogus, a Romanized Gaul living in the age of Augustus, wrote a forty-four book universal history (The Philippic History) of the non-Roman Mediterranean world. This work was later abbreviated by M. Junianus Justinus.
Alexander the Great's life has been examined in minute detail by scholars for many decades, but the period of chaos that ensued after his death in 323 BC has received much less attention. Few historical sources recount the history of this period consecutively. Justin's abbreviated epitome of the lost Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus is the only relatively continuous account we have left of the events that transpired in the 40 years from 323 BC. This volume supplies a historical analysis of this unique source for the difficult period of Alexander's Successors up to 297 BC, a full translation, and running commentary on Books 13-15.
About the Author
J. C. Yardley is Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa.
Pat Wheatley is a Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research specialty is the history and historiography of the Successors to Alexander the Great. He has published articles on the chronology, coinage, and social aspects of this period.
Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History, University of Calgary.
Table of Contents
List of Maps
List of Tables
1. Books 13-15
2. Sources for the Age of the Successors and their Use by Trogus
3. The Chronology of the Period 323-297 bc
Translation J. C. Yardley
Commentary Pat Wheatley & W. Heckel
Appendices J. C. Yardley
I Fragments of Pompeius Trogus II Texts Relating to the History of the Successors III Eumenes Speech to His Army IV The Language of Justin and Trogus
1. Livian-Trogan Expressions in Books 13-15
2. Non-Livian Trogan Uses in Books 13-15
3. Justinisms in Justin
4. Poetic Usages V. What Justin Omits