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History of the Hellenistic World: 323 - 30 BC (R Malcom Errington) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) 9780631233879
History of the Hellenistic World: 323 - 30 BC (R Malcom Errington) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) 9780631233879
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Title: A History of the Hellenistic World: 323 - 30 BC

Author: Errington, R Malcom

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780631233879

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

List Price in Cloth: $116.95 Our price: $102.99

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A History of the Hellenistic World provides an engaging look at the Macedonian monarchies in the period following the reign of Alexander the Great, and examines their impact on the Greek world.* Offers a clearly organized narrative with particular emphasis on state and governmental structures* Makes extensive use of inscriptions in translation to illustrate the continuing vitality of the Greek city states prior to the Roman conquest* Emphasizes the specific Macedonian origins of all active participants in the creation of the Hellenistic world* Highlights the relationships between Greek city-states and Macedonian monarchies ContentsList of Illustrations viiiList of Maps ixPreface xList of Abbreviations xiIntroduction 1PART I THE MAKING OF THE HELLENISTIC WORLD 111 First Steps 13I From Babylon to Triparadeisos 13II Kassander and Polyperchon 21III Antigonos 282 Consolidation 36I Seleukos 36II Lysimachos 39III Ptolemy 40IV Kassander and Europe 453 From Ipsos to Koroupedion 51I After Ipsos 51II Demetrios as King of the Macedonians 54III Asia Minor 56IV Towards War - Again 594 The Structure of Power 63I The New Kings 63II Land Distributions and City Foundations 68III Regional Government 75PART II THE HELLENISTIC WORLD IN ACTION 775 Europe after Koroupedion 79I Keraunos and the Celtic Invasion 80II The Rise of the Aitolian League and Delphi 82III Pyrrhos and Antigonos Gonatas 85IV Antigonos Gonatas and the Chremonidean War 87V Aitolia and Achaia 90VI The Leagues Expand 93VII Antigonos Doson 96VIII Retrospect 1036 Asia 111I The Structure of Empire 112II Antiochos I "Soter" 114III The Middle Years 119IV Power and Government 1267 Egypt 143I Founding Ptolemaic Rule 143II New and Old 147III Alexandria and Ptolemais 151IV Ruler Cult 154V External Possessions 157PART III THE CHALLENGE OF ROME 1638 Clouds in the West 165I Egypt 165II Seleukid Asia 171III Europe 1819 Storm in the Balkans 191I Intermezzo 192II Romans in the Balkans 203III Antiochos III 21410 Symploke 221I Asia 221II Europe 237PART IV ROME IN THE HELLENISTIC WORLD 24711 Europe 249I Macedonia 249II Achaia 250III Athens 25312 Egypt and Asia 256I The "Sixth Syrian War" 257II Western Asia Minor 26013 The End of the Seleukids 267I Antiochos IV 268II The Dynasty Collapses 272III Terminal Cancer 27514 Central and Eastern Anatolia 279I Anatolia Becomes Hellenistic 280II The "First Mithridatic War" 282III Anatolia Becomes Roman 28715 Egypt Becomes Roman 290I Ptolemy VI "Philometor" 292II Ptolemy VIII "Euergetes" II 295III Woman Power 299IV Kleopatra "Philopator" and the End of Ptolemaic Egypt 30516 Epilogue 309Select Bibliography 316Royal Dynasties 320Index 324
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