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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... which the contemporary historian Hieronymos denounced indirectly,“ and Alexander's own aggression against the Saka tribes north ofthe Syr Darya was represented as pointless waste by the Alexandrian historian Kleitarchos.
They were envisaged as military foundations, as is explicit in the foundation of Alexandria Eschate (Chodzhent) on the south bank ofthe river Iaxartes. The area appeared to have the resources capable of supporting an expanding city and ...
Arr. 4.1.3-4, on which, see Bosworth (1995) 15-7; Fraser (1996) 151-3, noting that Alexandria Eschate is the only eastern foundation of Alexander to appear in a documentary record of the third century B.C. These cities did not make an ...
There had been two Greek cities, both in the Delta, when Ptolemy came to Egypt as satrap: the old Panhellenic trading colony at Naukratis and Alexandria, which became his capital. He also founded a city about halfway up the Nile Valley, ...
Alexandria was thejewel in the crown of that court (Figure 13). It lay on the westernmost mouth of the Nile, across Lake Mareotis. The old Egyptian city of Rhakotis had been refounded by Alexander the Great and named for him.
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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
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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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