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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His vision of the Macedonia of Philip and Alexander was not intended as a political manifesto for the present, but it was eagerly seized upon as foreshadowing what could be achieved by the German states united under the leadership of ...
It encourages a dangerous disregard of political and cultural continuity, and underestimates the reaction against Alexander after his death. Reaction there certainly was. That can be seen in the sphere that Alexander made most his own: ...
This was traditional Argead policy, to use military titles for political purposes, and was reminiscent of the extension of the once elite terms of “Companion” and “Foot Companion,” to the entire body of cavalry and infantry.
This was a purely political process. The worship ofthe ruler, which Alexander explicitly requested from the cities of Greece, was designed to inculcate a universal veneration for monarchy, and in an age where there was little ...
The upshot was that the political situation regressed to what it had been in the early part of the fourth century B.C. The conflicting dynasts used the Greek cities of the south for military and political purposes, ...
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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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7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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