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 I833 , at the tender age of 2 5,3 he published his Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen. This is a highly rhetorical portrait, which explicitly presents Alexander as an Aristotelian superman, a prime example of living law.4 But 1; ...
an Aristotelian superman, a prime example of living law.4 But Alexander is not autonomous. He is an instrument ofhistory and of God himself. His conquests inculturate the barbarian east, but at the same time, they hasten the ...
I6 Prom this perspective, external conquests were extravagant indulgences, and Alexander's example was to be avoided. The Successors did not, of course, renounce war. Military operations were constant, but they took place within the ...
This was clearly what Alexander wished to be on display: three generations of quasi—divine rulers, culminating in himself.6° Alexander had an example in his father to follow. He was clearly predisposed to think himself divine, ...
That example must have been ever before Antigonos Gonatas. ... despite the examples not only of Philip and Alexander, but Antigonos the One-Eyed and Demetrios Poliorketes.12 In Antigonos' case, he was both a popular monarch and one who ...
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