Twilight of the Hellenistic World

Overview

This book recounts and analyzes the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states in the generation before the Romans intervened in, and ultimately conquered, the region. This period is rarely treated in any depth, usually warranting little more than a summary as context for discussion of the Roman conquests. The authors demonstrate that this period of almost-constant conflict and rivalry makes a fascinating subject of study in its own right. For example, it describes Macedon's war with ...

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Overview

This book recounts and analyzes the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states in the generation before the Romans intervened in, and ultimately conquered, the region. This period is rarely treated in any depth, usually warranting little more than a summary as context for discussion of the Roman conquests. The authors demonstrate that this period of almost-constant conflict and rivalry makes a fascinating subject of study in its own right. For example, it describes Macedon's war with Cleomenes and the final crushing of the last gasp of Sparta as an independent power; and the campaigns in the east whereby the Seleucid king, Antiochus (later defeated by the Romans at Magnesia) earned his title of Antiochus the Great. They show how the Hellenistic monarchs, while aware of Rome's epic clash with Carthage in the West, did not yet see her as a major threat and were preoccupied with more immediate concerns. As well as clearly narrating the complex events they assess the various military systems of the Hellenistic states and developments in warfare on land and sea. This is a very original book on a neglected period of politico-military history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848841369
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Battle Plans vi

Introduction xii

1 The Rise of Aratus 1

2 Converging on Sellasia 14

3 Another League 39

4 Viziers and Rebels 65

5 Raphia 80

6 Antiochus Achieves Greatness 101

7 Balkans in Turmoil 115

8 Panion 145

Conclusion 157

Notes 167

Bibliography 176

Index 178

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