The Hellenistic World (Paper)

The Hellenistic World (Paper)

By (author) WALBANK

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The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and "mores" of the people under Greek rule, traces important developments in literature and science, and discusses the new religious movements.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 147.32 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • 31 Dec 1993
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, Mass
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 8 halftones, 4 maps, 1 table
  • 0674387260
  • 9780674387263
  • 822,640

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F. W. Walbank was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Walbank's erudition is predictably wide as well as deep, his mastery of the essential documents assured...He is also commendably up-to-date on many vexed questions of interpretation...Walbank is clear and perceptive. -- Peter Green Times Literary Supplement Anyone with an interest in classical civilization would enjoy this...It is the best book [on the subject] available in English. -- Robin Lane Fox Financial Times Walbank's Hellenistic World beautifully recalls for contemporary readers the general and special achievements and features of one of the most remarkable periods in world history. -- John E. Rexine History Together these five compact volumes [Early Greece by Oswyn Murray, Democracy and Classical Greece by J. K. Davies, The Hellenistic World by F. W. Walbank, The Roman Republic by Michael Crawford, The Later Roman Empire by Averil Cameron, all available from Harvard] cover much of the history of the classical world, and do so with both ease and authority...For this new series they have been revised or otherwise brought up to date. Washington Post Book World A concise but comprehensive and authoritative book in English on the Hellenistic world, the world set in motion by Alexander the Great, is indeed most welcome. Walbank was unquestionably well equipped to undertake such a project, and his contribution has been well appreciated. -- Edmund F. Bloedow Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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