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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1; ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE CREATIQN OF THE HELLENISTIC AGE A. B. Bosworth “T he name ofAlexander marks the end of one age ofthe world, the beginning of another.” This lapidary and much—quoted apophthegm is the starting point of ...
The troops who were apprised of the project were impressed by its ambition but not by its practicality and voted to quash it.9 Marshals and men were in agreement, and nothing more was heard of world conquest. The empire was expanded, ...
The senior commander was Kleandros, brother ofthe great marshal Koinos, who had represented the cause of the common soldier against Alexander's imperialist ambitions in India. Kleandros was also connected with the administrator of the ...
It was impossible to control them from Macedonia, and they would not easily accept the authority of the guardian ofthe ... which the Macedonians had given him because of the services they had received from him in Alexander's lifetime.
In scenes of unprecedented splendor, Alexander married two princesses of the Achaemenid royalty, ... The scale ofthe Susa weddings was something extraordinary, but its rationale goes back to previous Macedonian history and Macedonian ...
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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
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Philosophy for Life
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