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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This lapidary and much—quoted apophthegm is the starting point of Johann
Gustav Droysen's revised Geschichte des Hellenismus. It appeared in 1877,
when Droysen was in his seventieth year, at the peak of his powers and
reputation, and ...
Universal kingship based on conquest of an ever—expanding empire was
replaced by regional ambition that fed on and diminished the territories he had
acquired. For Droysen, the real beginning of the new age was the famous
episode at the ...
BIBLIOGRAPHIGAL NOTE Droysen's initial work on Alexander was published by
G. Einke (Berlin, 1833), entitled Geschichte Alexanders des GVOSSEH. It was
reprinted, with an Introduction by Helmut Berve in 1931 (Alfred Kroner Verlag, ...
NOTES I IO II I2 13 I4 Is See the remarks ofhis son Gustav [Droysen (19Io)111],
bitterly contrasting the chequered initial reception of the work with its three
reprints after Prussia's victories over her “old enemy.” For a detailed discussion
Droysen (1931) 485, (1952) 442, both passages rather unhappy elaborations
ofPlut. Mar. 328c. 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
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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!
THE POLIS AND FEDERAL1sM
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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