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The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC

By Graham Shipley Copyright 2000
    608 Pages
    by Routledge

    600 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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 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 more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

    'The Greek World After Alexander will surely receive a warm welcome from students and others with a serious interest in this period.' – History Today

    'This is an excellent book, the best introduction to the Hellenistic world available in English, and perhaps the best single-volume introduction available in any language.' – Journal of Hellenic Studies