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The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC : Routledge History of the Ancient World - Graham Shipley

The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC

Routledge History of the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 23rd December 1999
ISBN: 9780415046183
Number Of Pages: 608

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The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms.

An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it.

Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

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"the seventh volume to appear in Routledge 'History of the Ancient World' series is clearly and sensibly written, has an excellent and original selection of tables, maps, diagrams, and photographs, and provides and thorough, reliable, and up-to-date introduction to key topics.--Zofia H. Archibald, University of Liverpool." ..."a good survey of political, socioeconomic, intellectual, and cultural developments...." -Choice

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on Greek names and dates
Note on extracts
List of abbreviations
List of dates
Approaches and sourcesp. 1
Alexander and his successors to 276 B.C.p. 33
Kings and citiesp. 59
Macedonia and Greecep. 108
Religion and philosophyp. 153
Ptolemaic Egyptp. 192
Literature and social identityp. 235
The Seleukid kingdom and Pergamonp. 271
Understanding the cosmos: Greek 'science' after Aristotlep. 326
Rome and Greecep. 368
Dynastic chronologiesp. 400
Genealogical tablesp. 404
Further readingp. 407
Notesp. 422
Bibliographyp. 475
Index of sourcesp. 537
General indexp. 547
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ISBN: 9780415046183
ISBN-10: 0415046181
Series: Routledge History of the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 23rd December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 1

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