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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... Darya was represented as pointless waste by the Alexandrian historian Kleitarchos.I5 The same pattern of thought recurs in Plutarch's story of the debunking of Pyrrhos's aspirations by the Epicurean philosopher and diplomat, Kineas, ...
Pyrrhos 14.4—14, on which see Lévéque (1957) 288-92. On the satrapal system, see Briant (2002), esp. 697-728, and for a brief discussion ofAlexander's arrangements, Bosworth (1988a) 229-45. Arr. 2.11.10; on Balakros's background, ...
Further, Demetrios' open ambitions made him a target for both Lysimachos and Pyrrhos of Epiros. And the latter had a legitimate claim on Macedonia, related by blood to Alexander and the Argead House. By 287, the Macedonians were fed ...
He had pushed Pyrrhos out of Macedonia and Thessaly by 285. Equally, he expanded his control in Thrace all the way to the Danube. But at this point, Lysimachos' position was weakened by a dynastic struggle within his family, ...
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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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