The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest New, enlarged, and comprehensively revised edition of the seminal sourcebook on the Hellenistic period.
- Published: 01 August 2006
- Format: Paperback 656 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521535618 ISBN 10: 0521535611
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The Hellenistic period began with the considerable expansion of the Greek world through the Macedonian conquest of the Persian empire and ended with Rome becoming the predominant political force in that world. This new and enlarged edition of Michel Austin's seminal work provides a panoramic view of this world through the medium of ancient sources. It now comprises over three hundred texts from literary, epigraphic and papyrological sources which are presented in original translations and supported by introductory sections, detailed notes and references, chronological tables, maps, illustrations of coins, and a full analytical index. The first edition has won widespread admiration since its publication in 1981. Updated with reference to the most recent scholarship on the subject, this new edition will prove invaluable for the study of a period which has received increasing recognition.