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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The inculturation of Greek values was a necessary condition for the ... have the resources capable of supporting an expanding city and was well placed for a ...
... the Aegean.48 Their motive was allegedly “longing for Greek culture and mode ... After several campaigns in Thrace, he established a number of cities, ...
... one had its social and cultural center in the Greek theatre, the other in the great ... which Alexander explicitly requested from the cities of Greece, ...
... manpower and an economic strength that was unrivalled in the Greek world. ... used the Greek cities of the south for military and political purposes, ...
the “Sacker of Cities” as an ironic result of this failure (see Chapter 13 in ... the Hellenic League (to bring the Greek poleis in on the Antigonid side).
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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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