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Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Christopher de Lisle


Agathokles of Syracuse ruled large areas of Sicily and southern Italy between 317 and 289 BC. This book argues that Agathokles was an important player in the Mediterranean world at a key moment in its history. His career has important implications for our definition of the Hellenistic world and its relationship to both the western Mediterranean and earlier Greek history. However, he has tended not to feature in studies of the Hellenistic world or of ancient Sicily. This work—the first book-length study of Agathokles in English in over a century—places him in the context of both the earlier his ... More

Keywords: Agathokles, Syracuse, Sicily, Hellenistic, kingship, tyranny, numismatics, historiography, Carthage

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198861720
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198861720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher de Lisle, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Supernumerary Fellow, University College, Oxford

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