The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World
This Companion volume offers fifteen original essays on the Hellenistic world and is intended to complement and supplement general histories of the period from Alexander the Great to Kleopatra VII of Egypt. Each chapter treats a different aspect of the Hellenistic world - religion, philosophy, family, economy, material culture, and military campaigns, among other topics. The essays address key questions about this period: To what extent were Alexander's conquests responsible for the creation of this new 'Hellenistic' age? What is the essence of this world and how does it differ from its Classical predecessor? What continuities and discontinuities can be identified? Collectively, the essays provide an in-depth view of a complex world. The volume also provides a bibliography on the topics along with recommendations for further reading.
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colleagues seem to have taken no action, and it is possible that they had no
objection to an oriental rival to Alexander. If that were widely believed, it is hardly
surprising that Alexander had them tried and executed. The senior commander
Absolute monarchy was the basis of Alexander's regime, and it was underpinned
by promotion of his godhead. This was a purely political process. The worship
ofthe ruler, which Alexander explicitly requested from the cities of Greece, was ...
Alexander's military successes were unparalleled, and he could be viewed as an
Aristotelian superman, so far above the rest of humanity that he could be
regarded as a being of a different sort.63 The rivalry with Herakles and later
Alexander's approach had been to tinker with the existing Persian institutions:
Civil functions in each satrapy had been split off from the military ones, with the
latter always in the hands of a Greek or Macedonian commander. All financial
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The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World is a detailed book that informs readers of the culture and many other interesting and important aspects of the Hellenistic period. Read full review
Strong, Cohesive detai, informative summary of Perkiddas and the Hellenistic Kings and gives good context and content surrounding politics and social circumstances, allows the reader to walk away well informed!
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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