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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Alexander remained a symbol of invincibility and world empire, but in practice, he had little concrete effect on the regimes that succeeded him. Ifthere was a new age, it began in 319, when Antipatros returned to Macedonia with the two ...
At the very least it amounted to a public acknowledgment of his kingship, regardless of what it drew from old practice. It is very likely, as a result, that the others used the same mechanism and for the same reasons.
As it turned out, just as Alexander's adoption of the rituals and attitudes of eastern kingship had alienated many of his Macedonians, so too did Demetrios' imitation of those same practices have a like effect on the Macedonian homeland ...
The possibility of reuniting Alexander's empire faded to a dream, and the army eventually proclaimed Ptolemy Keraunos as king of Macedonia, in what was now a well-established if too often practiced procedure. It was short lived.
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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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