DescriptionSpanning the period from Alexander the Great's accession to the throne in 336 BC to the defeat by Octavian of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC, this volume provides a vivid account of the innovative civilization of the Hellenistic world.
List of Figures.
List of Maps.
Forword to the 1981 Edition.
Forword to the 2002 English translation.
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.
Lexicon of Terms.
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading.
- Spans the period from Alexander the Great's accession to the throne in 336 BC to the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra by Octavian in 31 BC.
- Provides a vivid narrative of political and military history, especially the wars between the great Hellenistic kingdoms.
- Demonstrates the vitality of Greek culture in the period, examining political, religious and social developments.
- Explores the interaction between Greek and non-Greek culture over the vast expanse of the Hellenistic world.
- Illustrates how the Hellenistic world left its imprint on the way of life, thought and culture of its conquerors, the Romans.