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A history of the Hellenistic world

Author: R M Errington
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2008.
Series: Blackwell history of the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A History of the Hellenistic World provides a new, authoritative account of the period following the reign of Alexander the Great. With clear narration and extensive documentation, the book explains the highly complex political history of the Hellenistic period." "The text thoroughly explores each region of the Hellenistic world, emphasizing the political metamorphosis of Greek society under the impact of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R M Errington
ISBN: 9780631233879 0631233873 9780631233886 0631233881
OCLC Number: 148732871
Description: xiv, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: From Babylon to Triparadeisos --
Kassander and Polyperchon --
Antigonos --
Seleukos --
Lysimachos --
Ptolemy --
Kassander and Europe --
After Ipsos --
Demetrios as king of the Macedonians --
Asia Minor --
Towards war --
again --The new kings --
Land distributions and city foundations --
Regional government --
Keraunos and the Celtic invasion --
The rise of the Aitolian League and Delphi --
Pyrrhos and Antigonos Gonatas --
Antigonos Gonatas and the Chremonidean War --
Aitolia and Achaia --
The leagues expand --
Antigonos Doson --
Retrospect --
The structure of empire --
Antiochos I "Soter" --
The middle years --
Power and government --
Founding Ptolemaic rule --
New and old --
Alexandria and Ptolemais --
Ruler cult --
External possessions --
Egypt --
Seleukid Asia --
Europe --
Intermezzo --
Romans in the Balkans --
Antiochos III --
Asia --
Europe --
Macedonia --
Achaia --
Athens --
The "sixth Syrian War" --
Western Asia Minor --
Antiochos IV --
The dynasty collapses --
Terminal cancer --
Anatolia becomes Hellenistic --
The "first Mithridatic War" --
Anatolia becomes Roman --
Ptolemy VI "Philometor" --
Ptolemy VIII "Euergetes" II --
Woman power --
Kleopatra "Philopator" and the end of Ptolemaic Egypt.
Series Title: Blackwell history of the ancient world.
Responsibility: R. Malcolm Errington.
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