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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In particular, he did not tone down the denigratory references to the eastern peoples under Persian dominationé and continued to represent Athens' history in the fourth century as progressive degeneration. Neither view is acceptable in ...
Even in Athens, there was a debate about the introduction of cult honors.65 Its chiefproponent, the orator Demades (P I2 de Ealco) claimed that the decree was framed by war, using the spear of Alexander, and there is a late tradition ...
... constitutional change and promoting friendly political factions, exactly as had happened after the King's Peace, when the Spartans encouraged oligarchic regimes that would be dependent on them to stay in power, while Athens espoused ...
while Athens espoused the cause of Greek liberty and autonomy. The same process took place under Macedonia, except that the protagonists on both sides were Macedonians. Oligarchy was Antipatros' preferred method of government, ...
... or “Sacker ofCities”), managed to liberate Athens from Kassandros and his puppet, Demetrios ofPhaleron. For this, both he and his father were recognized as “Savior Gods,” and two new tribes were established in their honor at Athens.
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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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