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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... later by Demetrios Poliorketes.73 The background was one of continuous military activity, with Macedonian led armies (predominantly of mercenaries) attempting to outmaneuver each other for the military control of southern Greece.
In the course ofthese struggles, the son ofAntigonos the OneEyed, Demetrios (who was later given the nickname of “Poliorketes” or “Sacker ofCities”), managed to liberate Athens from Kassandros and his puppet, Demetrios ofPhaleron.
... Demetrios Poliorketes; his mother had been Kassandros' sister Phila, which added to his legitimacy among the Macedonians. To a large extent, he adopted the policies of Kassandros, which had been in turn based on those ofPhilip II.
The Macedonians had already demonstrated to Antigonos' father that there were things which they would not con- done and had thrown Demetrios Poliorketes out. That example must have been ever before Antigonos Gonatas.
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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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