chapter  6
Kingship, Cult and Court
Pages 31

So far we have followed Lysimachus’ rise from governor of a somewhat insalubrious satrapy to ruler of a large and powerful kingdom, and examined his methods of government. Though topics such as benefaction and city-building have been touched upon in passing, the focus has been largely on his military and diplomatic skills and his deployment of monetary and manpower resources in the pursuit and acquisition of power. Traditionally, the study of such methods has often been thought to encompass all that is really central to an understanding of political action.