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 culmination of the process is not Augustus and the end of the Ptolemaic regime but the ministry of]esus. This general vision is strongly influenced by Hegelian idealism and reflects Droysen's student years in ...
... officer who had supervised the original foundation and was posthumously honored as a hero.53 The peripatetic influence was further — and most remarkably — displayed in the remnants of a speculative treatise on metaphysics, ...
For a detailed discussion ofthe evolution ofthe concept, see Bichler (I983) 33-54, discounting the influence ofHerder, which had been advocated by (among others) Momigliano (1955). Which, coincidentally, was the age at which Robin Lane ...
The most influential personality, even in death, was that of Alexander the Great, and he left his mark on all the kingdoms. But the strength of the personalities among the Successors (Diadochoi) was equally distinct.
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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
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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