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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... which the contemporary historian Hieronymos denounced indirectly,“ and Alexander's own aggression against the Saka tribes north ofthe Syr Darya was represented as pointless waste by the Alexandrian historian Kleitarchos.
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.
... and Yardley and Heckel's translation and commentary on Justin XI—XII (Oxford, 1994). The fragments of the non-extant historians have been amassed by jacoby, FGrH 117—153, accessible, in translation, in Robinson (1953).
Arr. 7.1.4, a verdict ofthe Alexander historian Aristoboulos, which Arrian repeats in his own name (Strab. 16.1.11 (741) = FGrH 139 F 56; so Arr. 7.19.6). Diod. 18.4.2-6; Badian (1967); Heckel (1992) 151-3; Bosworth (2002) ...
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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!
THE POLIS AND FEDERAL1sM
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The Hellenistic Family
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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