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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His authority was confined to a comparatively small territory in northwest Asia Minor; yet, he assumed the airs and trappings of a universal monarch. The ambition was clear, but the resources were lacking.
The remaining future king, Antigonos the One-Eyed (Monophthalmos), was on duty as a general in Asia Minor. Ptolemy suggested that the council itself should govern the empire, exercising royal authority without a king, and await the ...
Antipatros and Krateros led one army of the coalition from Macedonia into Asia Minor to attack Perdikkas from the north. Perdikkas detailed Eumenes of Kardia to slow them up in Asia Minor while he took care of Ptolemy in the south.
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 ...
That meant two areas of activity for the Ptolemies: against Antigonid Macedonia and against Seleukid Asia. Both ofthese required a fleet. Ptolemy I had established possessions in the Aegean islands and on the Asia Minor coastline, ...
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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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