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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He is an instrument ofhistory and of God himself. His conquests inculturate the barbarian east, but at the same time, they hasten the degeneration of the native inspiration of the Greek world. A levelling process takes place, ...
... one had its social and cultural center in the Greek theatre, the other in the great sacral complex ofEsagila.55 At the heart of Droysen's concept of Alexander, the inaugurator of the new age is his vision of the god king.
His first historian, Kallisthenes, depicted him on the eve of Gaugamela praying to the gods for victory on the grounds ofhis divine sonship, and his father duly complied. Divine sonship was enhanced by achievement.
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 ...
For this, both he and his father were recognized as “Savior Gods,” and two new tribes were established in their honor at Athens. Then, Demetrios, in command ofthe Antigonid fleet, defeated Ptolemy in a naval engagement off Cyprus in 306 ...
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The Hellenistic Family
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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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