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Presents a representative selection of ancient sources in translation, with commentary on the history, institutions, society and economic life of the Hellenistic world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late 2nd century B.C.
Michel Austin is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. His previous publications include Economic and Social History of Ancient Greece. An Introduction. He is the author of numerous articles and was a contributor to the Cambridge Ancient History vol. VI (2nd edition).
Introduction; 1. The reign of Alexander (texts 1–25); 2. The age of the successors (texts 26–59); 3. Macedon and the Greek mainland to the Roman conquests (texts 60–100); 4. The Greek cities: social and economic conditions (texts 101–157); 5. The Seleucids and Asia (texts 158–223); 6. The Attalids of Pergamum (texts 224–253); 7. The Ptolemies and Egypt (texts 254–326).