Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra (Daily Life Through History Series)

by James Allan Evans
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313338124

ISBN-13: 9780313338120

Pub. Date: 05/30/2008

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The Hellenistic world, ushered into existance by Alexander the Great, took in a vast region, stretching from Iraq in the east to Sicily in the west. Within this area, society was multicultural but the dominant culture was Greek, developed from the culture of classical Greece, and carrying on the legacy of classical Greece in the visual arts, literature, science,

Overview

The Hellenistic world, ushered into existance by Alexander the Great, took in a vast region, stretching from Iraq in the east to Sicily in the west. Within this area, society was multicultural but the dominant culture was Greek, developed from the culture of classical Greece, and carrying on the legacy of classical Greece in the visual arts, literature, science, technology, and daily life.

Narrative chapters guide the reader though the vast conquered lands of Hellenistic Greece, exploring marriage customs; festivals, sports, and spectacles; symposia (drinking parties); the agricultural and urban components of the polis (city-state); food; drink; education; science; technology; and the legacy of the Hellenistic age in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313338120
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1.Chronology:. The March of History in the Hellenistic Age.

Introduction: The Conquests of Alexander

1. The Landscape of the Hellenistic World. The Geographical Background.

2. The Features of the Hellenistic City-State.

3. Dwelling Houses.

4. Clothing and Fashion.

5. Education.

6. Social Life.

7. City and Country Living.

8. Hellenistic Women.

9. Making a Living.

10. Eating and Drinking.

11. Sport and Spectacle

12. The Theater.

13. The Hellenistic Kingdoms.

14. Religion.

15. Science, Technology, and Medicine.

16. The Persisteance of Hellenistic Culture

Appendix I: The Reigns of the Hellenistic Kings

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography

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