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 was impossible to control them from Macedonia, and they would not easily accept the authority of the guardian ofthe kings, especially if (like Antipatros and his son Kassandros) they had not participated in the war of conquest.
Antipatros' deputy, Polyperchon, was so denuded of resources that he was unable to prevent the Aitolians from annexing most of the Thessalian cities.72 Eurther disruption occurred in 3I9, when Polyperchon and Antipatros' son Kassandros ...
... turned against each other and were fighting a campaign in the Peloponnese; at the same tirne, Polyperchon himself was active in a little enclave his son had created around Corinth, and all were theoretically at war with Kassandros.
Among those present were all but one of the men who would be the major figures of the next generation and who made themselves kings in the coming years: Kassandros, Seleukos, Lysimachos, and Ptolemy. The remaining future king, ...
Seleukos, the former commander ofthe Hypaspists, was promoted to command the Companion Cavalry; Kassandros (the son of Antipatros) took Seleukos' place at the head of the Hypaspists (where Perdikkas could watch them both as his own ...
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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