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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The Macedonian bridegrooms were not (as many have thought) reluctant to marry Persian ladies,“ but the dynasties that succeeded Alexander tended to exchange brides among themselves. There was no conscious attempt to intermarry with the ...
... it provided a focus for displays of loyalty to the ruling dynasty and, more importantly, a foundation for the universal monotheism that was to come with Christianity.56 The religious determinism, again, shapes the historical vision, ...
It was, in fact, this last group that initiated the Wars of the Diadochoi, and saw to the end ofthe Argead Dynasty. And it was from among this same group that the dynasties of the three major Hellenistic Kingdoms emerged.
Rather, it was meant to establish a new dynasty. At the very least it amounted to a public acknowledgment of his kingship, regardless of what it drew from old practice. It is very likely, as a result, that the others used the same ...
The dynasty of Kassandros was extinguished in short order. While this was going on, the other kings were solidifying their positions. Ptolemy was well established in Egypt, and likewise Lysimachos in Thrace. Indeed, the two entered into ...
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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
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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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