Department of Classics and Ancient History (Fredericton)

A modern parallel lives : military reform and political opportunism in the lives of Gaius Marius and Philip of Macedon.
A modern parallel lives : military reform and political opportunism in the lives of Gaius Marius and Philip of Macedon.
by Jake Stoddard, There can be no doubt that both Philip II of Macedon and Gaius Marius of the Roman Republic were significant military reformers, and, in broad terms, significant historical persons in general. However, both Philip and Marius both tend be overshadowed by those who succeeded them, whether it be Alexander in Philip’s case, or Sulla and Caesar among others after Marius. This paper aims first to demonstrate the similarities between Philip and Marius, and then to highlight the importance of both of these historical figures by emphasizing the significance of their military reforms, and particularly by highlighting their fairly distinct skill of seizing upon opportunities as they arise, and furthering their own power by whatever means they are able to use. This is particularly important for Marius, who is generally relegated to the role of a purely military figure. His political skills and methods are significant, and worthy of acknowledgement., Electronic Only. A Report Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Graduate Academic Unit of Classics.
The ‘Miserable parent’ and the ‘Luckless tribe’: a Thucydidean approach to journalism.
The ‘Miserable parent’ and the ‘Luckless tribe’: a Thucydidean approach to journalism.
by Emma McPhee, As the situation of journalists becomes increasingly precarious in the 21st century, more than ever journalism must reinvent itself to remain relevant in the frenzy of the digital age. Furthermore, the current model of journalism — based on the concept of objectivity and rooted in a news function — no longer adequately serves its public. It is therefore perhaps ironic that the solution to these problems may be found, in part, in the 2,500-year-old work of Thucydides. But Thucydides, who was far from the objective reporter of the Peloponnesian War many would like him to be, would have a lot to say about our current model of journalism, and his actual intentions for his History may offer a way forward for the journalists of today., Electronic Only.
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