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    Description"The Hellenistic Age" chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, a period that witnessed the overlap of two of antiquity's great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. Peter Green's remarkably far-ranging study covers the prevalent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization, by Alexander's conquests, of an immense swath of the known world; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian bands; the decline of the city-state as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. It is a story of war and power-politics, and of the developing fortunes of art, science, and statecraft, spun by an accomplished classicist with an uncanny knack for infusing life into the distant past, and applying fresh insights that make ancient history seem alarmingly relevant to our own times. "Spectacular . . . [filled with] Mr. Green's critical acumen." "-The Wall Street Journal" "Green draws upon a lifetime of scholarship to brilliantly sum up the three-hundred-year Hellenistic age. . . . Happily, this book's brevity-admirable in itself, and in its concision, elegance, and authority-isn't achieved at the expense of subtlety and complexity." "-The Atlantic Monthly " "An interesting and well-written overview . . . Students of world history are in Green's debt." "-The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Marvelous . . . splendid . . . a brilliant introduction to this crucial transitional period." "-Publishers Weekly "(starred review)


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    Title
    The Hellenistic Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Green
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 199
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812967401
    ISBN 10: 0812967402
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    DC22: 938
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 938/.08
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DE86 .G74 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    4 MAPS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Modern Library Inc
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Green is the James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including Alexander of Macedon and The Greco-Persian Wars. Currently he serves as adjunct professor of classics at the University of Iowa and editor of Syllecta Classica.