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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When the Lamian War broke out in 323 , Antipatros, viceroy in Macedonia, was
embarrassed by the lack of available troops and promptly suffered the first battle
defeat an army from Macedonia had experienced since Philip's setback at the ...
Only Antipatros remained as regent in Macedonia and general for Europe, but
even in this case, the general Krateros was returning to Macedonia at the head of
10,000 veterans with orders to relieve him. The office of Chiliarch (essentially the
Antipatros and Krateros were jointly named generals for Europe, which took care
of the two senior commanders. Antipatros later offered to solidify the position
among the leading figures with marriage alliances.3 Antigonos the One-Eyed
marriage alliance to Perdikkas in 322, namely the hand of Alexander's sister
Kleopatra.5 The price for that marriage was dropping the alliance with Antipatros,
Olympias' archrival. The possibility of being a royal uncle and regent, which could
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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
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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