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Alexander's Empire


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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078580

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  • The classical scholar J. P. Mahaffy (1839–1919) is known equally for his work on Greek texts and Egyptian papyri (his edition of The Flinders Petrie Papyri is reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, and spent the rest of his working life there, ultimately as provost from 1914 until his death. In this illustrated 1887 work, Mahaffy describes Alexander's extraordinary conquest of territories in Europe, Africa and Asia, the collapse of his empire after his death, and the later subjugation of the successor kingdoms to the power of Rome. With his American collaborator Arthur Gilman (1837–1909), Mahaffy discusses Alexander's place in history before giving a close account of his career and death. The successor dynasties, and dominant rulers such as Demetrius II and Pyrrhus, their feuds and their attempted resistance to the rise of Rome, are depicted in an engaging and dramatic narrative.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078580
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Alexander's place in history
    2. Youth and accession of Alexander
    3. The struggle for the supremacy of the world
    4. The Macedonian empire and its limits up to Alexander's death
    5. The problem of the succession
    6. The later wars of the Diadochi down to the battle of Ipsus
    7. From the battle of Ipsus to the invasion of the Celts
    8. The invasion of the Celt (Galatians) and its consequences
    9. King Pyrrhus of Epirus
    10. The golden age of Hellenism
    11. The new lines adopted by philosophy under the Diadochi
    12. The stages of Hellenism in the third century
    13. The three young kings
    14. Science and latters at Alexandria in the days of Philadelphus
    15. The third generation of Hellenism
    16. The rise of the Achaean League
    17. King Agis of Sparta
    18. The rise and spread of federations in the Hellenistic world
    19. The events of King Demetrius II's reign
    20. Commerce and culture at Pergamum and Rhodes
    21. The rise of Antigonus Doson and Cleomenes
    22. The Cleomenic War to the battle of Sellasia
    23. The condition of the Hellenistic world in 221 BC
    24. The last independent sovereigns of the empire
    25. The condition of Pergamum and Rhodes
    26. The reign of Philip V of Macedon
    27. State of the Hellenistic world from 204 to 197 BC
    28. The Hellenistic world from BC 197–190
    29. The Hellenistic world from the battle of Magnesia to the accession of Perseus
    30. The struggle of Perseus with the Romans
    31. The last Syrian war, and fourth assertion of Roman supremacy
    32. The influence of Hellenism on Rome
    List of names easily confounded

  • Author

    John Pentland Mahaffy

    Appendix by

    Arthur Gilman

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