Spanning the period from Alexander the Great's accession to the throne in 336 BC to the defeat by Octavian of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC, this volume provides a vivid account of the innovative civilization of the Hellenistic world.
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About the Author
FranVois Chamoux is a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, an honorary member of the Hellenic Society, and an Emeritus Professor of Greek Literature and Civilization at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He was editor of the Revue des Etudes Grecques from 1977 to 1988, and has now directed for many years the edition and translation of Diodorus Siculus in the Collection des Universités de France. His other publications include Cyrene and the Dynasty of the Battiads (1953), The Delphic Charioteer (1955), The Civilization of Greece (1965), Mark Antony (1988), and Pausanias, Commentary to Book I (1992).
Michel Roussel was Professor of Classics in the University of Ottawa until his retirement in 1991. He is now an adjunct professor in that institution, the only bilingual university in Canada.
Table of Contents
List of Plates.
List of Figures.
List of Maps.
Forword to the 1981 Edition.
Forword to the 2002 English translation.
1. Alexander: A Universal Monarchy.
2. The Diadochi: The Dream of Unity.
3. The Hellenistic Monarchies: Their Years of Glory.
4. The East Torn Apart, Then Conquered.
5. The Agony of the Hellenistic World.
6. The Survival of the City.
7. The Monarchical System.
8. The Hellenistic Lifestyle.
9. The Needs of the Soul.
10. The Life of the Spirit and the Flowering of Art.
Lexicon of Terms.
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading.