The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World This Companion volume offers fifteen original essays on the Hellenistic world.
- Published: 31 May 2006
- Format: Paperback 418 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521535700 ISBN 10: 0521535700
- Sales rank: 344,012
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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 abibliography on the topics along with recommendations for further reading.