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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For details of the initial reception of his Alexander history, see also Bosworth (
2003 a) 187—95. There is a neverending output of monographs on Alexander.
For general surveys see, exempli gratia, Wilcken (1967); Bosworth (1988a); ...
For brief overviews of the source tradition, see Bosworth (2000) and Baynham (
2003). There have been numerous collections of essays with a direct bearing on
the themes of this chapter. See in particular Griffith (1966); Bosworth & Baynham
697-728, and for a brief discussion ofAlexander's arrangements, Bosworth (
1988a) 229-45. Arr. 2.11.10; on Balakros's background, see Heckel (1987),
Badian (1988), Bosworth (1994). Billows (1990) 17, 399-400; contra Heckel (
Arr. 4.1.3-4, on which, see Bosworth (1995) 15-7; Fraser (1996) 151-3, noting that
Alexandria Eschate is the only eastern foundation of Alexander to appear in a
documentary record of the third century B.C. These cities did not make an impact
See Bosworth (1988a) 38-9. Some skepticism in Badian (2002) 37-8. Thanks to
Herodotus (6.69), a similar story was in vogue about the Spartan king Demaratos.
For the tradition (which goes back at least to Eratosthenes) that Olympias ...
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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