The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World

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Glenn R. Bugh
Cambridge University Press, May 1, 2006 - History
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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The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World is a detailed book that informs readers of the culture and many other interesting and important aspects of the Hellenistic period. Read full review

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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!

Contents

The Hellenistic Kingdoms
28
THE POLIS AND FEDERAL1sM
52
Hellenistic Economies
73
2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 500 BC AD
85
The Hellenistic Family
93
6 HIsToRY AND RHETORIC
113
7 MATERIAL CULTURE
136
Hellenistic Art
158
Language and Literature
186
GREEK RELIGION
208
Philosophy for Life
223
Science Medicine
241
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260
Hellenistic Military
265

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Glenn Bugh is associate professor of ancient and Byzantine history at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. A recipient of fellowships from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, he recently served as Whitehead Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies. He is the author of The Horsemen of Athens.

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