A Companion to the Hellenistic World / Edition 1

A Companion to the Hellenistic World / Edition 1

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by Andrew Erskine
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405132787

ISBN-13: 9781405132787

Pub. Date: 04/25/2005

Publisher: Wiley

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 29 original essays by leading international scholars.
  • Essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history.

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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 29 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405132787
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
622
Sales rank:
1,307,732
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Ancient Authors: Abbreviations and Glossary.

Reference Works: Abbreviations.

Approaching the Hellenistic World: Andrew Erskine (University of Edinburgh).

Part I: Narratives:.

2. After Alexander: The emergence of the Hellenistic World, 323–281: David Braund (University of Exeter).

3. An Uneasy Balance: From the Death of Seleukos to the Battle of Raphia: Sheila L. Ager (University of Waterloo).

4. The Arrival of Rome: The Illyrian Wars to the Fall of Macedon: Peter Derow (University of Oxford).

5. Subjection and Resistance: To the Death of Mithridates: Brian McGing (Trinity College, Dublin).

6. A Roman East: Pompey’s Settlement to the Death of Augustus: Claude Eilers (McMaster University).

Part II: Protagonists:.

7. The Ptolemies and Egypt: Dorothy J. Thompson (University of Cambridge).

8. The Seleukids and Asia: Michel Austin (University of St Andrews).

9. Macedon and the Mainland, 280–221: Joseph B. Scholten (University of Maryland).

10. The Attalids of Pergamon: Elizabeth Kosmetatou (Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington).

Part III: Change and Continuity:.

11. Kings: John Ma (University of Oxford).

12. Cities: Richard Billows (Columbia University).

13. The Past in a Hellenistic Present: Myth and Local Tradition: Tanja S. Scheer (University of Munich).

14. Space and Geography: Klaus Geus (University of Bamberg).

Part IV: Greeks and Others:.

15. Town and Country in Ptolemaic Egypt: Jane Rowlandson (Kings College, London).

16. Jews and Greeks: Erich S. Gruen (University of California, Berkeley).

17. The Galatians: Representation and Reality: Stephen Mitchell (University of Exeter).

18. Beyond Greeks and Barbarians: Italy and Sicily Emma Dench (Birkbeck College, London).

Part V: Society and Economy:.

19. Family Structures: Riet van Bremen (University College London).

20. The Economy: Gary Reger (Trinity College, Hartford).

21. Reading the Landscape: Susan E. Alcock, Jennifer E. Gates and Jane E. Rempel (University of Michigan).

22. Warfare: Patrick Baker (Universitè Laval).

23. Piracy and the Slave Trade: Vincent Gabrielsen (University of Copenhagen).

Part VI: Gods and Men:.

24. Religion: David Potter (University of Michigan).

25. The Divinity of Hellenistic Rulers: Angelos Chaniotis, (Heidelberg).

Part VII: Arts and Sciences:.

26. Empires of Knowledge: Health and Medicine in the Hellenistic World: Rebecca Flemming (Kings College London).

27. The Institutions of Hellenistic Philosophy: Phillip Mitsis (New York University).

28. Literature and its Context: Richard Hunter (University of Cambridge).

29. Hellenistic Art, AD 1500–2000: Andrew Stewart (University of California, Berkeley).

Bibliography.

Chronology.

Index

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