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The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC By Graham Shipley,

  • Title: The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC
  • Author: Graham Shipley
  • ISBN: 9780415046183
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Greek World After Alexander 323 30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post Alexandrian kingdoms.An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radicThe Greek World After Alexander 323 30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post Alexandrian kingdoms.An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it.Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.
    The Greek World After Alexander BC The Greek World After Alexander BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post Alexandrian kingdoms An appraisal of the momentous military and polit

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    1. This is an excellent introduction to the Hellenistic Greek world, a period of Greek and Mediterranean history which is imperfectly known even by specialists, but, really is an essential component of understanding the history of the Roman Republic, at least Dr Shipley provides us with a survey of the history of this fascinating, if imperfectly documented period which covers not only political and military developments, but cultural ones as well, while maintaining a clear focus on the various sour [...]

    2. This is a text book after all so it s not going to be hugely entertaining However it s a good introduction to ancient history, although I found the breadth of the subject so great that by necessity things needed to be covered at lightning pace So there is a bewildering numbers of historical characters to keep track of I definitely advise keeping notes.Shipley covers this period thematically So when you get to the end of the Ptolemies, he then goes back and covers the same time period of the Selu [...]

    3. A really solid overview of the history of the Hellenistic Greek world though it does presume a certain level of understanding which makes it perhaps a good reference work for the interested student and less a general introduction for a layperson It covers all things military, political, social and cultural, and in quite an even handed manner.

    4. This stands as one of the best history books I have read, and I started reading seriously in 1979 at Penn State It is well researched and uses translations of sources throughout and they amplify the history.The sections on Religion and Philosophy, Literature and Social Identity were probably my favorite because of my own background and interest in these areas I learned most from the sections on Ptolemaic Egypt and the one on the Seleukid Kingdom and Pergamon.Shipley reminds us to suspend our mod [...]

    5. An introduction to the Hellenistic Period For in depth detail, the researcher will still need to go to Peter Green s enormous Alexander to Actium 1990.

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