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

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Overview

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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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 1,408,758
  • 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
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
6 Ptolemaic Egypt 192
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
Further reading 407
Notes 422
Bibliography 475
Index of sources 537
General index 547
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