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    DescriptionIn the Hellenistic Age and History of Civilization, J.B. Bury discusses important advances made in mathematics, astronomy, and geography; the pattern of the hellenization of Rome; and changing Greek ideas of barbarianism and cosmopolitanism. E. A. Barber s essay, Alexandrian Literature, deals with the characteristic styles of the period, Alexandrian poetry, and the new prose forms. Besides the scientific and learned writing it is known for, Professor Barber demonstrates, the age produced much popular satiric and moralizing poetry, realistic mime, epigrams, and parodies. As the system of the city states declined, increasing social instability fostered the rise of a number of popular philosophies. In another chapter, Edwyn Bevan outlines the similarities and differences between the Platonic, Peripatetic, Stoic, Epicurean, Sceptic, and Cynic schools and the effect of Christianity on their society. W. W. Tarn s The Social Question in the Third Century examines the conditions that led to revolution in the century after Alexander. The author describes the economic disturbances leading to the polarization of classes, and assesses the phases of social revolution as exemplified in the uprisings at Sparta."

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    Hellenistic Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. B. Bury, By (author) Etc.
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393005448
    ISBN 10: 0393005445

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
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    BIC subject category V2: D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
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    DC22: 913.38038
    DC21: 913.38038
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC, D
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    01 January 1980
    Publication City/Country
    New York