The Hellenistic World / Edition 2

The Hellenistic World / Edition 2

by F. W. Walbank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674387260

ISBN-13: 9780674387263

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Harvard


The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems…  See more details below

Overview


The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and mores of the people under Greek rule, traces important developments in literature and science, and discusses the new religious movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674387263
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge Ancient History Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,307,512
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations

Preface

1. Introduction: The Sources

2. Alexander the Great (336-323)

3. The Formation of the Kingdoms (323-276)

4. The Hellenistic World: A Homogeneous Culture?

5. Macedonia and Greece

6. Ptolemaic Egypt

7. The Seleucids and the East

8. Inter-City Contacts and Federal States

9. Social and Economic Trends

10. Cultural Developments: Philosophy, Science and Technology

11. The Frontiers of the Hellenistic World: Geographical Studies

12. Religious Developments

13. The Coming of Rome

Date Chart

Maps

Abbreviations

Further Reading and Bibliography

Index of Sources

General Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >