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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GREEN, PETER. Title: The Hellenistic Age: A History.
Description: New York, Modern Library. 2007, 1st Printing. (ISBN: 9780679642) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. (This book) chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, from the days of Philip and Alexander of Macedon to the death of Cleopatra and the final triumph of Caesar's heir, the young Augustus. Peter Green's far-ranging study covers the prevelent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization of an immense swath of the known world - from Egypt to India - by Alexander's conquests; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian marshals after Alexander's death; the decline of the polis (city-state) as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. - To consider the three centuries prior to the dawn of the common era in a single short volume demands a scholar with a great command of both subject and narrative line. (This) is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey." One introduction pages leaf with soft edge crease. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good +/Very Good+.
Keywords: Mediterranean Region, Alexander Great, Empire-Building, Achaemenids, Agean, Aetolia, Macedon, Alexandria, Antigonus, Antipater, Asia Minor, Argead, Athens, Aristotle, Babylon, Berenice, Cassander, Cyprus, Cleopatra, Egypt, Macedon, Panhellenism, Mit 97806
Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25797
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