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A companion to the Hellenistic world

Author: Andrew Erskine
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2003 (2005 printing)
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxviii, 588 p. : ill., maps.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Erskine
ISBN: 9781782686941 1782686940
OCLC Number: 852539937
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (57 entries) : 36 images, digital files.
Contents: 1. Approaching the Hellenistic world / Andrew Erskine --
Part I: Narratives --
2. After Alexander: the emergence of the Hellenistic World, 323-281 / David Braund --
3. An uneasy balance: from the death of Seleukos to the Battle of Raphia / Sheila L. Ager --
4. The arrival of Rome: from the Illyrian Wars to the fall of Macedon / Peter Derow --
5. Subjection and resistance: to the death of Mithradates / Brian McGing --
6. A Roman east: Pompey's settlement to the death of Augustus / Claude Eilers --
Part II: Protagonists --
7. The Ptolemies and Egypt / Dorothy J. Thompson --
8. The Seleukids and Asia / Michel Austin --
9. Macedon and the mainland, 280-221 / Joseph B. Scholten --
10. The attalids of Pergamon / Elizabeth Kosmetatou --
Part III: Change and continuity --
11. Kings / John Ma --
12. Cities / Richard Billows --
13. The past in a Hellenistic present: myth and local tradition / Tanja S. Scheer --
14. Space and geography / Klaus Geus --
Part IV: Greeks and others --
15. Town and country in Ptolemaic Egypt / Jane Rowlandson --
16. Jews and Greeks / Erich S. Gruen --
17. The Galatians: representation and reality / Stephen Mitchell --
18. Beyond Greeks and Barbarians: Italy and Sicily in the Hellenistic age / Emma Dench --
Part V: Society and economy --
19. Family structures / Riet van Bremen --
20. The economy / Gary Reger --
21. Reading the landscape: survey archaeology and the Hellenistic Oikoumene / Susan E. Alcock, Jennifer E. Gates, Jane E. Rempel --
22. Warfare / Patrick Baker --
23. Piracy and the slave-trade / Vincent Gabrielsen --
Part VI: Gods and men --
24. Hellenistic religion / David Potter --
25. The divinity of Hellenistic rulers / Angelos Chaniotis --
Part VII: Arts and sciences --
26. Empires of knowledge: medicine and health in the Hellenistic world / Rebecca Flemming --
27. The institutions of Hellenistic philosophy / Phillip Mitsis --
28. Literature and its contexts / Richard Hunter --
29. Hellenistic art, AD 1500-2000 / Andrew Stewart.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
Other Titles: Hellenistic world
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Erskine.

Abstract:

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 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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