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's reign witnessed a practically unlimited series ofcampaigns, which saw the annexation of the Persian Empire as it existed at his accession and then the conquest of the old Persian satrapies in the Indus valley.
... and there was pressure on the provinces adjacent to the Hindu Kush as early as 316.12 Ten years later, after a show offorce, Seleukos conceded the eastern satrapies ofhis kingdom to Chandragupta in return for 500 war elephants.
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 ...
The crushing of dissent at court was paralleled by denial of the resources for revolt in the satrapies. Once Alexander was dead, the situation changed radically. The first act of the drama was near civil war, ...
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 ...
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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
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
Language and Literature
Philosophy for Life
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