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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... 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, ...
Perdikkas' aim was to set his rivals at each others' throats, sacrificing regional stability in the search for a personal predominance that he never acquired. The process continued two years later, when the new regent Antipatros made a ...
Thanks to Antipatros, central control gradually disappeared. The satraps were formidable men who had either received their satrapies from Alexander or saw them as their proper reward for their part in the conquest ofthe Persian empire.
... he established a number of cities, the most famous being Philippopolis (Plovdiv), which he established with a population of2,000 immigrant settlers.5° They were later thrown open to destitute Athenians after Antipatros deprived ...
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 ...
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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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