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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Then, Demetrios, in command ofthe Antigonid fleet, defeated Ptolemy in a naval engagement off Cyprus in 306 (see also Chapter 13 in this volume). This was the occasion for Antigonos to have himself and Demetrios both formally proclaimed ...
In 304, the Antigonids decided to try their luck against Kassandros in Greece, with considerably more success. ... the siege of Athens by Kassandros and restored the Hellenic League (to bring the Greek poleis in on the Antigonid side).
Demetrios left his young son, Antigonos Gonatas, to control what was left ofthe Antigonid forces in Greece proper, while he himselftook command ofthe fleet and left to try his hand in Asia Minor. But in the maneuvering against ...
At the end of it, there were three royal houses left of all the potential leaders that had begun the struggle: the Ptolemies in Egypt, the Antigonids in Macedonia, and Seleukos' son, Antiochos I, who had been ruling in his father's ...
Under the Antigonids, the full Macedonian levy dropped to around 25,000 men (15,000 in the phalanx itself, ... But insofar as there is written evidence for the constitutional position, it largely comes from Antigonid Macedonia.11 A ...
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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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