ISSN 0320-961X (Print)
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К династической истории эллинистической Каппадокии: царский дом Ариаратидов

The article analyses the dynastic history of the Cappadocian kingdom of the Ariarathids. On the basis of written sources (works by Diodorus Siculus, Polybius, Pompeius Trogus/Justin, etc), numismatic and epigraphic materials, the author makes the following conclusions:

«Морская программа» Филиппа V в 220–214 гг. до н. э.

The fleet of Macedonia never was so strong, as land forces, except for a short period of the reign of Antigonus Gonatus. During the Social War Philip attempted to carry out sea operations, the purpose of which was creation of sea bases on the western coast of Greece. However, realization of the marine goals has occupied a long period of time as it required considerable financing. Besides, the king of Macedonia had no opportunity to be engaged only with restoration of the sea forces of Macedonia. In 214 B. C.

Игра Ахилла и Аякса в кости. Проблема определения сильнейшего героя

Achilles and Ajax playing dice is a subject known only through a vase-painting, thus some scholars speculate that this story did not originate through epic tradition, but, rather, was created by visual artists. This interpretation, however, is unlikely for the following reason. In the earlier myths, it was Ajax who killed Hector, but later the epic was changed to have Achilles being the hero to bring Hector’s downfall.

В августе 424-го. Ускоренным маршем от Истма до Македонии (историко-географический аспект фракийского похода Брасида). Часть I

Der Aufsatz ist die Fortführung eines Themas, das vom Autor schon früher behandelt wurde (A. Sinitsyn, Über die Ursachen der Expeditionen des Brasidas nach Thrakien, St. Petersburg, 2002). Es werden die Etappen des Gewaltmarschs Brasidas von Isthmos, dem Ausgangspunkt der Expedition, bis Dion untersucht, wo Brasidas nach der Durchquerung Thessaliens sich den Truppen Perdikkas II. von Makedonien anschloss. Diese Kriegsoperation von August 424 v. Chr.

Образы времени в историческом труде Геродота

The article deals with some aspects of time perception in Herodotus’ Histories. The author considers the problem from a terminological perspective. There are three main Greek words for «time»: kairos, chronos and aiōn. The first designates a moment in time («point-time»), the second — a period of time («line-time»), the third — time at the junction with space and life («plane-time»). In the article, principal contexts of all three time terms’ use by Herodotus are analyzed.

Афины и Персия: первые контакты

The article is devoted to the consideration of Herodotus V. 73 about first Athenian Embassy to the Persians on the eve of the democratic reforms of Cleisthenes in Athens of 508/7 B. C. Some popular historiography’s «myths» relating to this event are dismissed in this article. The first «myth» concerns the decisive role of Cleisthenes in the organizing this Embassy. The second «myth» is that the Athenian-Persian treaty actually has been concluded on the condition of giving «the earth and the water» as the signs of subjugation to Darius I.

О социальной структуре «колесничных» обществ и феномене «колесничных» культур бронзового века Евразии

In this work characteristic features of social structure «chariot’s societies» of Near East and Forward Asia, and also some other territories are considered on the basis of available written sources. These features are compared to characteristics of sociopolitical structure of unwritten cultures of the Euroasian steppe according to the analysis of material complexes. It is judged that presence of a chariot is «marker» complex organization societies with the certain set of sociopolitical characteristics.