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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... not to mention AleXander's own mother Olympias, who came from the royalty of neighboring Molossia.4° Alexander himself was little more Macedonian than the children he planned to engender with his Persian wives.
Shortly before that, he had begun the building of the celebrated Philippeion at the entrance to the sacred area of Olympia, a circular construction that accommodated statues of gold and ivory (the traditional materials for cult ...
According to another, corrupt passage of Pausanias (5.17.4) Olympias and a Eurydike were also honored with chryselephantine statues, but were transferred to the nearby temple of Hera. The date and circumstances of the removal are ...
As neither king was able to rule in his own right (because of incompetence on the one hand, and infancy on the other), they became the symbols of power for other factions. Alexander's mother, Olympias, offered a marriage alliance to ...
marriage alliance to Perdikkas in 322, namely the hand of Alexander's sister Kleopatra.5 The price for that marriage was dropping the alliance with Antipatros, Olympias' archrival. The possibility of being a royal uncle and regent, ...
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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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Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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