Related Books About the Book The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in B. These three centuries, known to us as the Hellenistic Age, witnessed a vast expansion of Greek civilization eastwards, following Alexander's conquests; and later, Greek civilization penetrated deeply into the western Mediterranean world assisted by the political conquerors of Greece, the Romans. But philosophy throughout this time remained a predominantly Greek activity.
A Very Short Introduction Peter Thonemann First published in hardback as The Hellenistic Age Covers all aspects of the Hellenistic world, including its history, culture, architecture, literature, science, and art Deftly navigates the power struggles and wars in the three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander Uses a range of sources such as inscriptions, coins, literature, and art to draw a complete picture of the Hellenistic world Offers both a broad historical sweep of the period and also narrative close-ups of individual cities and kings Part of the Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction Peter Thonemann Very Short Introductions Description The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history.
This was an age of cultural globalization: A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both.
Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history.
The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek Argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology, in this Very Short Introduction Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great BC to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom 30 BC.
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These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.Hellenistic Age (BC – 30BC) The Age of Alexander The conquests of Alexander the Great spread Hellenism immediately over the Middle East and far into Asia.
After his death in B.C., the influence of Greek civilization continued to expand over the Mediterranean world and W Asia. The culture of the Hellenistic Age came from the Greek civilization.
They utilized the Greek language to speak and wrote as their primary language during the Hellenistic Age. During the period of the Hellenistic Age, the Greek language began with the takeover of Alexander the Great. The Hellenic period refers to the period of which we see the rise of the Greek city-state such as Athens and Sparta.
Through the Hellenic Age of human civilization many can describe this to be of a time that began about B.C. which was know to be the time of citizenship. The Hellenistic Period - The death of Alexander the Great in BC marks the beginning of the Hellenistic Period and covers years to .
This series of lectures examines a crucial period in the history of the ancient world, the age ushered in by the extraordinary conquests of Alexander the Great.
In all the annals of the ancient world, few stories are more gripping than that of the Hellenistic Age.
The death of Alexander the Great in BC marks the beginning of the Hellenistic Period and covers years to the invasion of Egypt by the Romans. The word Hellenic refers only to the Greeks, but the term Hellenistic refers to `the Greek-influenced societies that arose in the wake of Alexander's conquest' (Sacks, ).