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 this model, Rome is an irrelevancy, except insofar as the Romans absorbed Greek culture and promoted its international dissemination. The culmination of the process is not Augustus and the end of the Ptolemaic regime but the ministry ...
This comes through the medium ofthe Roman author Curtius Rufus (7.8.II-30). Cf. Baynham (1998) 87-9; Bosworth (2002) 195-6; Ballasteros-Pastor (2003). 16 I7 18 19 2O 2.I 2.2 23 24 25 24 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION To THE HELLENIsTIc WORLD.
Many ofthe aspects of Hellenistic kingship were passed on to the Romans, along with the religious and cultural heritage of the Hellenistic World, to be adapted and find its culmination in Roman imperial culture.
The result was that Macedonia, especially to the west, became an onionskin of defensive layers and almost unassailable, even to the Romans in the second century. The north, with the access down the great river valleys of the Axios ...
The state monopoly on grain made Egypt the main grain exporter in the Mediterranean, even through the Roman period when Egypt became the personal possession of Augustus and his successors. The spread of Greek culture throughout the ...
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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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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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