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    DescriptionSpanning the period from Alexander the Great's accession to the throne in 336 bc to the defeat by Octavius of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 bc, this vivid narrative explores the innovative civilization of the Hellenistic world. It provides an authoritative overview of the often violent political history of the period, analyzes the institutions, political and cultural, of Hellenistic kingdoms, leagues, and cities, and examines the interaction between Greek settlers and native peoples. The author presents Hellenistic civilization as pluralistic, diverse, and vibrant. In particular, he looks at the ways in which Greek ideas and cultural forms were received in different contexts and how the Greek language, along with Greek political thought, lifestyles, religion, art, and architecture, spread and were adapted throughout the Mediterranean basin. He shows how, when the Hellenistic world became subject to Rome, its culture left a lasting imprint on the way of life and thought of its conquerors. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on epigraphic texts.


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    Title
    Hellenistic Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francois Chamoux
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631222422
    ISBN 10: 0631222421
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.08, 938.08
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DF77 .C4613 2003
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    34
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    03 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Francois Chamoux is a member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, an honorary member of the Hellenic Society, and an Emeritus Professor of Greek Literature and Civilization at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He was editor of the Revue des Etudes Grecques from 1977 to 1988, and has now directed for many years the edition and translation of Diodorus Siculus in the Collection des Universites de France. His other publications include The Civilisation of Greece in the Archaic and Classical Age (1965) and on Cyrene and the Dynasty of the Battiads (1953), the Delphic Charioteer (1955), Mark Antony (1988) and Pausanias, Commentary to Book I (1992). Michel Roussel was Professor of Classics in the University of Ottawa until his retirement in 1991. He is now adjunct professor in that institution, the only bilingual university of Canada.
    Back cover copy
    Spanning the period from Alexander the Great's accession to the throne in 336 bc to the defeat by Octavius of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 bc, this vivid narrative explores the innovative civilization of the Hellenistic world. It provides an authoritative overview of the often violent political history of the period, analyzes the institutions, political and cultural, of Hellenistic kingdoms, leagues, and cities, and examines the interaction between Greek settlers and native peoples. The author presents Hellenistic civilization as pluralistic, diverse, and vibrant. In particular, he looks at the ways in which Greek ideas and cultural forms were received in different contexts and how the Greek language, along with Greek political thought, lifestyles, religion, art, and architecture, spread and were adapted throughout the Mediterranean basin. He shows how, when the Hellenistic world became subject to Rome, its culture left a lasting imprint on the way of life and thought of its conquerors. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on epigraphic texts.
    Table of contents
    List of Plates.List of Figures.List of Maps.Forword to the 1981 Edition.Forword to the 2002 English translation.Introduction.1. Alexander: A Universal Monarchy.2. The Diadochi: The Dream of Unity.3. The Hellenistic Monarchies: Their Years of Glory.4. The East Torn Apart, Then Conquered.5. The Agony of the Hellenistic World.6. The Survival of the City.7. The Monarchical System.8. The Hellenistic Lifestyle.9. The Needs of the Soul.10. The Life of the Spirit and the Flowering of Art.Conclusion.Lexicon of Terms.Chronological Tables.Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading.Index.