A History of the Hellenistic World

A History of the Hellenistic World : 323-30 BC

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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

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 24mm | 621.42g
  • 14 Mar 2008
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • 0631233881
  • 9780631233886
  • 235,822

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R. Malcolm Errington is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Marburg, Germany. He holds degrees from the University of Durham and has published extensively on the Hellenistic period, especially on Roman expansion, and on Late Antiquity.

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"One thing long lacking in the English-speaking world has been the in-depth, full political narrative ... .This ... is what Errington's book provides. The author has a sharp eye for intrigue, a gift for interpreting recalcitrant inscriptions, and a clear, brisk prose style. His command of the sources and the by now vast scholarship is masterly. As a result, his text will be equally invaluable-a rare achievement-for students and fellow scholars. Highly recommended." ( Choice Reviews , December 2008) "The author, emeritus professor of ancient history at the University of Marburg, highlights the relationships between Greek city-states and Macedonian monarchies." ( Times Higher Education Supplement )

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"A History of the Hellenistic World" provides a new, authoritative account of the period following the reign of Alexander the Great. With clear narration and extensive documentation, the book explains the highly complex political history of the Hellenistic period. The text thoroughly explores each region of the Hellenistic world, emphasizing the political metamorphosis of Greek society under the impact of Macedonian expansion. It highlights the evolving relationship between Greek city-states and the new monarchies, and traces the Macedonian roots of the creation of the Hellenistic world while examining the development of new non-Macedonian monarchies in Asia Minor.

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