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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It had created a network of satraps, local despots who could exploit the military
and financial resources of their territories.” There was little, if any, central
supervision, and Alexander was forced to impress his regal authority on satraps
who had ...
He removed the immediate threat and ensured that any further satrapal
appointees were men of relatively humble pedigree. The crushing of dissent at
court was paralleled by denial of the resources for revolt in the satrapies. Once
The satraps were formidable men who had either received their satrapies from
Alexander or saw them as their proper ... Satrapies accordingly became dynastic
holdings, as Seleukos was to inform Antigonos when he demanded to audit the ...
The council then, under the authority of Philip III Arrhidaios, appointed new
satraps and army commanders. ... begun consolidating his power, seeing to it
that all the potential rivals at court were given satrapies and commands away
from the ...
The generals and satraps continued to rule in the name ofAlexander IV, who was
now under the control of Kassandros. Though Antigonos' ambitions were clear,
he still used Alexander IV and the legitimacy of the Argead House as pretext for a
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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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