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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There have been numerous collections of essays with a direct bearing on the themes of this chapter. See in particular Griffith (1966); Bosworth & Baynham (2000); and Roisman (2003). Bosworth (2002) deals in detail with the history and ...
Then, Demetrios, in command ofthe Antigonid fleet, defeated Ptolemy in a naval engagement off Cyprus in 306 (see also Chapter 13 in this volume). This was the occasion for Antigonos to have himself and Demetrios both formally proclaimed ...
the “Sacker of Cities” as an ironic result of this failure (see Chapter 13 in this volume for discussion). In 304, the Antigonids decided to try their luck against Kassandros in Greece, with considerably more success.
They even experimented with ships that had manpower ratios of twenty, thirty, and forty men on the oarlocks (see also Chapter 13 in this volume). The underlying assumption, again, was that, at some point, one of the kingdoms would have ...
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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
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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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