The Greek World after Alexander: 323-30 B. C. / Edition 1

The Greek World after Alexander: 323-30 B. C. / Edition 1

by Graham Shipley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415046181

ISBN-13: 9780415046183

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms.

An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they

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The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms.

An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it.

Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415046183
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Routledge History of the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
1,389,357
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on Greek names and dates
Note on extracts
List of abbreviations
List of dates
1Approaches and sources1
2Alexander and his successors to 276 B.C.33
3Kings and cities59
4Macedonia and Greece108
5Religion and philosophy153
6Ptolemaic Egypt192
7Literature and social identity235
8The Seleukid kingdom and Pergamon271
9Understanding the cosmos: Greek 'science' after Aristotle326
10Rome and Greece368
Appendix IDynastic chronologies400
Appendix IIGenealogical tables404
Further reading407
Notes422
Bibliography475
Index of sources537
General index547

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