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 intention was to have a garrison population of Greek mercenaries, superannuated Macedonians, and perhaps friendly natives, who would be supported by an agrarian population already established in the area. That can be seen in the one ...
After several campaigns in Thrace, he established a number of cities, the most famous being Philippopolis (Plovdiv), which he established with a population of2,000 immigrant settlers.5° They were later thrown open to destitute Athenians ...
indigenous agrarian population. The children of Persia, Susiana and Gedrosia did not, as Plutarch claimed, learn to recite the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles. Instead, in Babylon at least, the Hellenic and Babylonian communities ...
... name embedded in commercial contracts, but evidence of the cult has been found as far afield as Macedonia,“ and in Athens, the orator Hypereides (Epitaphios 2I) was to claim that it was forced on a reluctant population.
There were dissenters, notably the Athenians, who were threatened with the loss of the island of Samos, where as much as a third of their population may have been domiciled,74 but even Athens stopped short of military resistance and ...
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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
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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