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The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World

The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

  • Editor: Glenn R. Bugh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Glenn R. Bugh, A. B. Bosworth, Winthrop Lindsay Adams, Graham Shipley, Mogens H. Hansen, John K. Davies, Dorothy J. Thompson, Graham J. Oliver, Susan I. Roftroff, Andrew Stewart, Nita Krevans and Alexander Sens, Jon D. Mikalson, Robert W. Sharples, Paul T. Keyser and Georgia Irby-Massie, Erich S. Gruen
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  • Date Published: May 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521828796

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  • This Companion volume offers fifteen original essays on the Hellenistic world and is intended to complement and supplement general histories of the period from Alexander the Great to Kleopatra VII of Egypt. Each chapter treats a different aspect of the Hellenistic world - religion, philosophy, family, economy, material culture, and military campaigns, among other topics. The essays address key questions about this period: To what extent were Alexander's conquests responsible for the creation of this new 'Hellenistic' age? What is the essence of this world and how does it differ from its Classical predecessor? What continuities and discontinuities can be identified? Collectively, the essays provide an in-depth view of a complex world. The volume also provides a bibliography on the topics along with recommendations for further reading.

    • Features a distinguished group of international contributors
    • Chapter topics feature the fundamental issues of the Hellenistic period with a bibliography
    • Length of chapters offers both depth and brevity
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    "this volume offers essays that are mostly of excellent quality...Its coverage, quality, and the contrasts drawn by its authors will certainly help to articulate future directions and, more importantly, will do so in a way accessible to its intended audience." --Jennifer Gates-Foster, University of Texas: New England Classical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521828796
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Glenn R. Bugh
    1. Alexander the Great and the creation of the Hellenistic age A. B. Bosworth
    2. The Hellenistic Kingdoms Winthrop Lindsay Adams
    3. The Polis and Federalism Graham Shipley with Mogens H. Hansen
    4. Hellenistic economies John K. Davies
    5. The Hellenistic family Dorothy J. Thompson
    6. History and rhetoric Graham J. Oliver
    7. Material culture Susan I. Roftroff
    8. Hellenistic art: two dozen innovations Andrew Stewart
    9. Language and literature Nita Krevans and Alexander Sens
    10. Greek religion: continuity and change in the Hellenistic Period Jon D. Mikalson
    11. Philosophy for life Robert W. Sharples
    12. Science, medicine, and technology Paul T. Keyser and Georgia Irby-Massie
    13. Hellenistic military developments Glenn R. Bugh
    14. Greeks and non-Greeks Erich S. Gruen
    15. Recent trends and new directions Graham Shipley.

  • Editor

    Glenn R. Bugh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Glenn Bugh is associate professor of ancient and Byzantine history at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. A recipient of fellowships from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, he recently served as Whitehead Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies. He is the author of The Horsemen of Athens.

    Contributors

    Glenn R. Bugh, A. B. Bosworth, Winthrop Lindsay Adams, Graham Shipley, Mogens H. Hansen, John K. Davies, Dorothy J. Thompson, Graham J. Oliver, Susan I. Roftroff, Andrew Stewart, Nita Krevans and Alexander Sens, Jon D. Mikalson, Robert W. Sharples, Paul T. Keyser and Georgia Irby-Massie, Erich S. Gruen

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