Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra

Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra

by James Allan Evans
     
 

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,… See more details below

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

Introduction The Conquests of Alexander

Chronology: The March of History in the Hellenistic Age

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

2 The Features of the Hellenistic City-State 11

3 Dwelling Houses 23

4 Clothing and Fashion 31

5 Education 35

6 Social Life 43

7 City and Country Living 51

8 Hellenistic Women 65

9 Making a Living 75

10 Eating and Drinking 91

11 Sport and Spectacle 105

12 The Theater 113

13 Hellenistic Kingdoms 125

14 Religion 145

15 Science, Technology, and Medicine 169

16 The Persistence of Hellenistic Culture 179

Appendix The Reigns of the Hellenistic Kings 183

Glossary 185

Bibliography 189

Index 195

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