IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 111: The Art of Generalship: Late Antique, Byzantine, and Chinese Ideals, I - Late Antique Ideals

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
Organiser:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 111-aThe Rhetoric of Generalship in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Doug Lee, Department of Classics, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Military History
Paper 111-bAmmianus's Art of Generalship: How an Emperor Should Perform in Combat
(Language: English)
Conor Whately, Department of Classics, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Paper 111-c(Re)Forming Leaders in Late Roman Military Manuals and Monastic Rules: A Comparative Study
(Language: English)
Jamie Wood, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Military History, Monasticism
Abstract

This session is one of three on the art of generalship in Late Antique, Byzantine and Chinese culture. This session considers the rhetoric of generalship in Late Antiquity, the specific case of emperors and generals in the history of Ammianus, and compares the ideal of the general with that of the abbot.