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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That can be seen in the sphere that Alexander made most his own: military conquest. Alexander's reign witnessed a practically unlimited series ofcampaigns, which saw the annexation of the Persian Empire as it existed at his accession ...
Immediately after his death, the regent Perdikkas produced and had read memoranda that proposed enormous expenses for conquest in the western Mediterranean, including a military road across North Africa to the Straits of Gibraltar.
Military operations were constant, but they took place within the context of a contracting and fragmenting empire, as regional dynasts contended for preeminence. Two factors came into play: first, the murderous struggle for supremacy ...
Both originated in the once independent principality of Elimiotis in the south west of Macedonia,” and together they dominated the military and financial administration of the Iranian heartland. There must have been a fair degree of ...
By early 324, the first contingent, said to have been around 30,000 strong, appeared in Susa and joined Alexander's military establishment, giving an impressive display of parade ground discipline.“ They were intended to supplement the ...
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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
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Philosophy for Life
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