Companion to the Hellenistic World

ISBN-10: 1405132787

ISBN-13: 9781405132787

Edition: 2005

Authors: Andrew Erskine, Sheila L. Ager, Susan E. Alcock, Michel Austin

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Covering the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the celebrated defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the hands of Augustus, this authoritative Companion explores the world that Alexander created but did not live to see. Comprises 29 original essays by leading international scholars. Essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history. Combines narrative and thematic approaches to the period. Draws on the very latest research. Covers a broad range of topics, spanning political, religious, social, economic and cultural history.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 622
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ancient Authors: Abbreviations and Glossary
Reference Works: Abbreviations
Approaching the Hellenistic World
Narratives
After Alexander: The emergence of the Hellenistic World, 323-281
An Uneasy Balance: From the Death of Seleukos to the Battle of Raphia
The Arrival of Rome: The Illyrian Wars to the Fall of Macedon
Subjection and Resistance: To the Death of Mithridates
A Roman East: Pompey's Settlement to the Death of Augustus
Protagonists
The Ptolemies and Egypt
The Seleukids and Asia
Macedon and the Mainland, 280-221
The Attalids of Pergamon
Change and Continuity
Kings
Cities
The Past in a Hellenistic Present: Myth and Local Tradition
Space and Geography
Greeks and Others
Town and Country in Ptolemaic Egypt
Jews and Greeks
The Galatians: Representation and Reality
Beyond Greeks and Barbarians: Italy and Sicily
Society and Economy
Family Structures
The Economy
Reading the Landscape
Warfare
Piracy and the Slave Trade
Gods and Men
Religion
The Divinity of Hellenistic Rulers
Arts and Sciences
Empires of Knowledge: Health and Medicine in the Hellenistic World
The Institutions of Hellenistic Philosophy
Literature and its Context
Hellenistic Art, AD 1500-2000
Bibliography
Chronology
Index
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