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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In 304, the Antigonids decided to try their luck against Kassandros in Greece,
with considerably more success. ... broke the siege of Athens by Kassandros and
restored the Hellenic League (to bring the Greek poleis in on the Antigonid side).
Under the Antigonids, the full Macedonian levy dropped to around 25,000 men (
15,000 in the phalanx itself, plus others ... But insofar as there is written evidence
for the constitutional position, it largely comes from Antigonid Macedonia.11 A ...
The first of these was the city and great Antigonid naval base at Demetrias,
located at the head of the Gulf of Magnesia, founded by and named for his father.
Demetrias insured that Antigonos Gonatas and his successors could transport
If its resources were considerably less than the Seleukids and Ptolemies,
Antigonid Macedonia nevertheless had enough for its needs. The fortresses to
secure the kingdom were built and maintained. There was enough for Antigonid
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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!
THE POLIS AND FEDERAL1sM
2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 500 BC AD
The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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