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Creating a Hellenistic World
     

Creating a Hellenistic World

by Andrew Erskine (Editor), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Editor)
 

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Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire had far-reaching impact, in space and time. Much of the territory that he seized would remain under the control of Macedonian kings until the arrival of the Romans. But Macedonian power also brought with it Greeks and Greek culture. In this book, leading scholars in the field explore the creation of this Hellenistic world,

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Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire had far-reaching impact, in space and time. Much of the territory that he seized would remain under the control of Macedonian kings until the arrival of the Romans. But Macedonian power also brought with it Greeks and Greek culture. In this book, leading scholars in the field explore the creation of this Hellenistic world, its cultural, political and economic transformations, and how far these were a consequence of Alexander's conquests. New kingdoms were established, new cities such as Alexandria and Antioch were founded, art and literature discovered fresh patrons. Egyptians and Iranians had to come to terms with Graeco-Macedonian rulers and settlers, while Greeks and Macedonians learned the ways of more ancient cultures. The essays presented here offer an exciting interdisciplinary approach to the study of this emerging Hellenistic world, its newness but also its oldness, both real and imagined.

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review - Gillian Ramsey
This volume is an excellent contribution to the Hellenistic field, and while the temporal focus is on the early period, scholars of the later and Roman periods will find much of importance and relevance in it. Creating a Hellenistic World presents a convincing and compelling case for viewing the Hellenistic period as one of multi-scalar and multi-directional change. There are some truly bright points of scholarship contained within, which promise to reconfigure their respective fields of artistic, philological and political history as well as the study of the Hellenistic as a whole.'
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"This volume is an excellent contribution to the Hellenistic field, and while the temporal focus is on the early period, scholars of the later and Roman periods will find much of importance and relevance in it. Creating a Hellenistic World presents a convincing and compelling case for viewing the Hellenistic period as one of multi-scalar and multi-directional change. There are some truly bright points of scholarship contained within, which promise to reconfigure their respective fields of artistic, philological and political history as well as the study of the Hellenistic as a whole. The volume is another of the beautifully produced ones from The Classical Press of Wales, with several nicely chosen images." Gillian Ramsey, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905125432
Publisher:
Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Professor Andrew Erskine and Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones both teach Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh.

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