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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It is very likely that as part of the settlement Kassandros was to eliminate
Alexander IV before he came of age to rule. Indeed, by 309, Alexander IV was
dead, killed in secret but buried in public by Kassandros at Aigai (probably in
Tomb III in ...
In 304, the Antigonids decided to try their luck against Kassandros in Greece,
with considerably more success. Demetrios broke the siege of Athens by
Kassandros and restored the Hellenic League (to bring the Greek poleis in on the
To a large extent, he adopted the policies of Kassandros, which had been in turn
based on those ofPhilip II. The major goal was to protect the kingdom itself. To
the north and west, this meant a strong defense against the Illyrians and now the
At the head of the Thermaic Gulf, the city of Thessalonike (named by Kassandros
for his wife) grew even faster. It sat both on the old royal road that ran from east to
west and on the Axios River route north into the upper Balkans. Two other ...
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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!
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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