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The Hellenistic world from Alexander to the Roman conquest :a selection of ancient sources in translation

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Publisher Comments:

The aim of this book is to collect in one volume a substantial and representative selection of ancient sources in translation, with commentary, on the history, institutions, society and economic life of the Hellenistic world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late second century BC - that is, from when the Greek world expanded considerably through Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the time when Rome became the predominant political force in that world. The area covered includes Macedon and mainland Greece, the Aegean, Asia, Syria and Egypt. Fringe areas such as the Black Sea and Bactria are also included where appropriate, but less fully. The sources selected include literary sources, numerous inscriptions from almost all parts of the Hellenistic world, and papyri from Egypt. The sources themselves are supported by introductory commentary, notes, bibliographies, chronological tables and maps.

Synopsis:

'This is the first comprehensive sourcebook in English concentrating entirely on the Hellenistic age.'

Synopsis:

The aim of this book is to collect in one volume a substantial and representative selection of ancient sources in translation, with commentary, on the history, institutions, society and economic life of the Hellenistic world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late second century BC - that is, from when the Greek world expanded considerably through Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the time when Rome became the predominant political force in that world. The area covered includes Macedon and mainland Greece, the Aegean, Asia, Syria and Egypt. Fringe areas such as the Black Sea and Bactria are also included where appropriate, but less fully. The sources selected include literary sources, numerous inscriptions from almost all parts of the Hellenistic world, and papyri from Egypt. The sources themselves are supported by introductory commentary, notes, bibliographies, chronological tables and maps.

Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; List of abbreviations; Note on the sources; 1. The reign of Alexander (1-20); 2. The age of the successors (21-47); 3. Macedon and the Greek mainland to the Roman conquest (48-82); 4. The Greek cities: social and economic conditions (83-137); 5. The Seleucids and Asia (138-192); 6. The Attalids of Pergamum (193-216); 7. The Ptolemies and Egypt (217-279); Table of rulers; Chronological table; Bibliography; Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521296663
Subtitle:
A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation
Author:
Austin, M. M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
Greece History Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C. Sources.
Subject:
Greece History 281-146 B.C. Sources.
Subject:
Greece--History--Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 467-470.
Series Volume:
8851
Publication Date:
19811022
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
506
Dimensions:
9.21x6.14x1.02 in. 1.56 lbs.

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Product details 506 pages Cambridge University Press,[1989] - English 9780521296663 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'This is the first comprehensive sourcebook in English concentrating entirely on the Hellenistic age.'
"Synopsis" by , The aim of this book is to collect in one volume a substantial and representative selection of ancient sources in translation, with commentary, on the history, institutions, society and economic life of the Hellenistic world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late second century BC - that is, from when the Greek world expanded considerably through Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the time when Rome became the predominant political force in that world. The area covered includes Macedon and mainland Greece, the Aegean, Asia, Syria and Egypt. Fringe areas such as the Black Sea and Bactria are also included where appropriate, but less fully. The sources selected include literary sources, numerous inscriptions from almost all parts of the Hellenistic world, and papyri from Egypt. The sources themselves are supported by introductory commentary, notes, bibliographies, chronological tables and maps.
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