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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Indeed, what we find in the years after Alexander is a certain contraction, best illustrated in Seleukos' treaty with the Mauryan king Chandragupta. The occupation of the Indus lands was proving unsustainable even under Alexander, ...
Satrapies accordingly became dynastic holdings, as Seleukos was to inform Antigonos when he demanded to audit the accounts ofhis administration: “he was not obliged to undergo scrutiny with regard to the country which the Macedonians ...
There was no conscious attempt to intermarry with the native aristocracy, even in the house of Seleukos, whose heir was the son of his Iranian bride Apame. There is a similar pattern with AleXander's city foundations.
There is a faint echo in Seleukos' claim to double paternity, as the son of Apollo,69 but Seleukos, it seems, never attempted to emulate the achievements of the gods. In that Alexander was unique. His uniqueness was underscored by his ...
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, ...
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The Hellenistic Family
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Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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