The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World (Cambridge by Glenn R. Bugh

By Glenn R. Bugh

This significant other quantity deals fifteen unique essays at the Hellenistic international and is meant to enrich and complement common histories of the interval from Alexander the good to Kleopatra VII of Egypt. each one bankruptcy treats a distinct point of the Hellenistic international - faith, philosophy, relations, economic climate, fabric tradition, and armed forces campaigns, between different issues. The essays deal with key questions about this era: To what quantity have been Alexander's conquests accountable for the construction of this new 'Hellenistic' age? what's the essence of this global and the way does it vary from its Classical predecessor? What continuities and discontinuities will be pointed out? jointly, the essays supply an in-depth view of a fancy global. the amount additionally offers the newest bibliography at the subject matters besides options for extra analyzing.

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Walbank, The Hellenistic World, rev. edn. c. , the last in the royal line of Macedonian Ptolemaic kings and the last ruler of Alexander’s successor kingdoms. The transformation of Egypt into a Roman province by Octavian (Augustus) therefore marked the end of a long process of conquest and annexation that began in the late third century with the Illyrian and Macedonian wars. For this volume, I, too, have adopted the traditional bookends of Alexander the Great and Kleopatra, the beginning and end of a 300year period of Macedonian rule.

On Alexander’s attitude to past vassals of Persia who failed to acknowledge his sovereignty, see Bosworth (1996) 133–65. Arr. 5 with Bosworth (1980b) 291–2; Curt. 12. Bosworth (1996) 118–20; (2002) 164–6. Strab. 9 (724); Plut. Alex. 4; Just. 12, 21; App. 282. See Schober (1981) 156–93. Diod. 3–6. Cf. Hornblower (1981) 47–9, 144–50; Bosworth (2002) 187–209. 11–30). Cf. Baynham (1998) 87–9; Bosworth (2002) 195–6; Ballasteros-Pastor (2003). 24 Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2007 Alexander the Great 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Plut.

Ptolemy received Egypt, a world in itself, conveniently isolated from the central capitals of the empire. In contrast, Lysimachos and Leonnatos had the satrapies on either side of the Hellespont, where they would be in constant friction. In effect, Perdikkas was reversing the trend of Alexander’s last years, which was to minimize the risk of disorder in the satrapies and consequently to consolidate the absolute power that he had acquired. Perdikkas’ aim was to set his rivals at each others’ throats, sacrificing regional stability in the search for a personal predominance that he never acquired.

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