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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In contrast, Lysimachos and Leonnatos had the satrapies on either side of the Hellespont, where they would be in constant friction. In effect, Perdikkas was reversing the trend of Alexander's last years, which was to minimize the risk ...
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, ...
Just as the other satraps had joined against Perdikkas, a new coalition ofKassandros in Macedonia, Ptolemy in Egypt, Lysimachos in Thrace, and Seleukos in Babylon now allied against Antigonos. The major players, however, were becoming ...
Ptolemy, Seleukos, Lysimachos, and eventually Kassandros all followed suit. The Antigonids had done so through the mechanism of their army, visibly connecting to the previous Macedonian custom. There is considerable disagreement as to ...
Lysimachos and Seleukos, commanding the allied army, defeated and killed Antigonos, while Demetrios retreated to the port cities in the Aegean still held by the Antigonids and to the command of the great Antigonid fleet.
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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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