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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... and there was pressure on the provinces adjacent to the Hindu Kush as early as 316.12 Ten years later, after a show offorce, Seleukos conceded the eastern satrapies ofhis kingdom to Chandragupta in return for 500 war elephants.
By the time of Chaironeia, the kingdom was a superpower, enjoying a supply of trained manpower and an economic strength that was unrivalled in the Greek world. The situation had changed for the worse during AleXander's reign.
For the political situation see Bosworth (1988a) 220-28; Worthington (1994b); Blackwell (1999) 121-4. I acquired this work too late to use in my footnotes, which I would have done in preference to Bayer. 2: The Hellenistic Kingdoms ...
All of these combined to make Hellenistic kingship, as well as the kingdoms themselves, unique. ... Finally, in each kingdom, the traditions of the native peoples and their natural resources made a mark on that development as well.
And it was from among this same group that the dynasties of the three major Hellenistic Kingdoms emerged. The council ofofficers that gathered at Babylon within a few days ofAlexander's death consisted ofthe second rank of commanders.
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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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