The Hellenistic World

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Harvard University Press, 1993 - History - 288 pages
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The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and mores of the people under Greek rule, traces important developments in literature and science, and discusses the new religious movements.

  

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Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
8
Alexander the Great 336323
29
The Formation of the Kingdoms 323276
46
A Homogeneous Culture?
60
Macedonia and Greece
79
Ptolemaic Egypt
100
The Seleucids and the East
123
InterCity Contacts and Federal States
141
Social and Economic Trends
159
Philosophy Science
176
Religious Developments
209
The Coming of Rome
227
Date Chart
253
Abbreviations
263
Index of Sources
278
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