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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His conquests inculturate the barbarian east, but at the same time, they hasten the degeneration of the native inspiration of the Greek world. A levelling process takes place, a fusion (“Verschmelzung”) of east and west encouraged by ...
The worship ofthe ruler, which Alexander explicitly requested from the cities of Greece, was designed to inculcate ... with the twelve Olympians and did so before an audience of envoys and well—wishers from the entire Greek world (Diod.
By the time of Chaironeia, the kingdom was a superpower, enjoying a supply of trained manpower and an economic strength that was unrivalled in the Greek world. The situation had changed for the worse during AleXander's reign.
Thus, Ptolemy chose to maintain two distinct identities: He was a Macedonian king to his Greeks and Pharaoh to his Egyptians, at least after 306. There had been two Greek cities, both in the Delta, when Ptolemy came to Egypt as satrap: ...
The inscriptions were written in traditional hieroglyphics, in demotic (a cursive script based on hieroglyphics) and Greek. The title used by the Ptolemies was the ancient formula: “King of the Two Lands.
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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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