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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.
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|1||Approaches and sources||1|
|2||Alexander and his successors to 276 B.C.||33|
|3||Kings and cities||59|
|4||Macedonia and Greece||108|
|5||Religion and philosophy||153|
|7||Literature and social identity||235|
|8||The Seleukid kingdom and Pergamon||271|
|9||Understanding the cosmos: Greek 'science' after Aristotle||326|
|10||Rome and Greece||368|
|Appendix I||Dynastic chronologies||400|
|Appendix II||Genealogical tables||404|
|Index of sources||537|