The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation / Edition 2

The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation / Edition 2

by M. M. Austin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521828600

ISBN-13: 9780521828604

Pub. Date: 07/06/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Hellenistic period began with the considerable expansion of the Greek world through the Macedonian conquest of the Persian empire and ended with Rome becoming the predominant political force in that world. This new and enlarged edition of Michel Austin's seminal work provides a panoramic view of this world through the medium of ancient sources. It now comprises

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The Hellenistic period began with the considerable expansion of the Greek world through the Macedonian conquest of the Persian empire and ended with Rome becoming the predominant political force in that world. This new and enlarged edition of Michel Austin's seminal work provides a panoramic view of this world through the medium of ancient sources. It now comprises over three hundred texts from literary, epigraphic and papyrological sources which are presented in original translations and supported by introductory sections, detailed notes and references, chronological tables, maps, illustrations of coins, and a full analytical index. The first edition has won widespread admiration since its publication in 1981. Updated with reference to the most recent scholarship on the subject, this new edition will prove invaluable for the study of a period which has received increasing recognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521828604
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/06/2006
Edition description:
Updated edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

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).

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