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 present, but it was eagerly seized upon as foreshadowing what could be
achieved by the German states united under the leadership of the Prussian
monarchy.' An autocratic regime, based on enlightened cultural and political
29 The name of Alexander was used to justify a power base independent of the
monarchy, a situation that he would have regarded as anathema. Universal
kingship based on conquest of an ever—expanding empire was replaced by
Absolute monarchy was the basis of Alexander's regime, and it was underpinned
by promotion of his godhead. This was a purely political process. The worship
ofthe ruler, which Alexander explicitly requested from the cities of Greece, was ...
It did relieve one traditional problem for the Macedonian monarchy: There was
little or no sign of the internal dissent that had plagued the kingdom in the fifth
and early fourth centuries. Equally, that it was Macedonia itself must have
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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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