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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1; ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE CREATIQN OF THE HELLENISTIC AGE A. B. Bosworth “T he name ofAlexander marks the end of one age ofthe world, the beginning of another.” This lapidary and much—quoted apophthegm is the starting point of ...
For Droysen, the real beginning of the new age was the famous episode at the Babylonian city ... Macedonian unit nomenclature to the Iranians. This was traditional Argead policy, I4 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION To THE HELLENIsTIc WORLD.
... while the others were compelled by their conqueror to enjoy happiness.” This was a passage that underpinned Droysen's concept of the Hellenistic world. The inculturation of I6 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION To THE HELLENIsTIc WORLD.
... after they were denied return to their actual homelands. There is no indication that it percolated to the indigenous agrarian population. The children of Persia, Susiana and Gedrosia I8 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION To THE HELLENIsTIc WORLD.
Instead, in Babylon at least, the Hellenic and Babylonian communities remained separate; one had its social and cultural ... At the heart of Droysen's concept of Alexander, the inaugurator of the new age is his vision of the god king.
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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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