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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... of their citizen rights at the end of the Lamian War.5I Like Alexander's settlers, they were reluctant colonists, implanted “to put a curb on the Thracians' boldness” (Diod. I6.7I .2). There was no conscious attempt to Hellenize the ...
A few days before his death, he is alleged to have displayed his own image along with the twelve Olympians and did so before an audience of envoys and well—wishers from the entire Greek world (Diod. I6.92.5). Shortly before that, he had ...
Diod. 31.19.3-4; 18.16.1-2. Cf. Hieronymos. FGrH 154 F 2-3 with Hornblower (I981) 239-45. On Alexander's attitude to past vassals of Persia who failed to acknowledge his sovereignty, see Bosworth (1996) 133-65. Arr. 3.8.5 with Bosworth ...
Diod. 19.55.3 with Bosworth (2002) 212-3. Compare Arr. Succ. F 1.36: the Indian kings Taxiles and Porus were retained in office at Triparadeisos “because it was not easy to displace them, commissioned as they were with their realms at ...
338c; Diod. 17.107.6. On the detail, see Brosius (I996) 77-9; Ogden (I999) 4s—8The prime text is a fragment of the Peripatetic philosopher Satyros (quoted by Athenaios 557b-e), on which, see Tronson (1984); Ogden (1999) 17-26; ...
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