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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Somewhat earlier, Antigonos himself had sanctioned an attack on the Nabataean Arabs, which the contemporary historian Hieronymos denounced indirectly,“ and Alexander's own aggression against the Saka tribes north ofthe Syr Darya was ...
... who was married to a daughter of the regent Antipatros,I8 or Antigonos himself, who came from the nobility of the capital.I9 Part of the motivation was political, to detach men who had been prominent in his father's reign, ...
Satrapies accordingly became dynastic holdings, as Seleukos was to inform Antigonos when he demanded to audit the accounts ofhis administration: “he was not obliged to undergo scrutiny with regard to the country which the Macedonians ...
... city of Skepsis voted Antigonos a precinct, altar, and cult statue in recognition of his defense of Greek liberty.67 It was recognition of the immense power of the ruler, not unlike the votes for Alexander in Athens and elsewhere.
For a brief spell in 3I2, two nephews of Antigonos, Telesphoros and Polemaios, originally commissioned to protect the freedom of the Greeks, had turned against each other and were fighting a campaign in the Peloponnese; ...
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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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