The Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Thonemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198759010

Category: History

Page: 144

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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: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhone to the Indus. 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 Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).

Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age

Author: Richard M. Berthold

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501722174

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 9943

This book offers a detailed political history of Rhodes from the foundation of the Rhodian republic in the fifth century B.C. to the conclusions of Rhodes' alliance with Rome in the second, a period in which Rhodes was a major Mediterranean power. Richard M. Berthold provides a complete account of Rhodian foreign affairs, exploring the principles and reasons behind Rhodes' foreign policy decisions. He traces Rhodes' history through the stormy years of the fourth century to the independence and prosperity of the third, arguing that Rhodes achieved economic and political success by pursuing a course of studied neutrality. Berthold maintains that Rhodes did not willfully abandon its neutral stance during the second century, but rather was forced by events to support Rome, a posture that ultimately led to Rhodes' loss of independence.

History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age

Author: Helmut Koester

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110814064

Category: Religion

Page: 443

View: 4314

While the first American edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, was a revised translation of the German book, Einführung in das Neue Testament, this second edition of the first volume of the Introduction to the New Testament is no longer dependent upon a previously published German work. The author hopes that for the student of the New Testament it is a useful introduction into the many complex aspects of the political, cultural, and religious developments that characterized the world in which early Christianity arose and by which the New Testament and other early Christian writings were shaped.

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Thonemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191063150

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 868

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: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhône to the Indus. 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 (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC). ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. 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.

The Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588367061

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3916

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. The Hellenistic Age 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 remarkably far-ranging study covers the prevalent 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. Predictably, this is a story of war and power-politics, and of the developing fortunes of art, science, and statecraft in the areas where Alexander’s coming disseminated Hellenic culture. It is a rich narrative tapestry of warlords, libertines, philosophers, courtesans and courtiers, dramatists, historians, scientists, merchants, mercenaries, and provocateurs of every stripe, spun by an accomplished classicist with an uncanny knack for infusing life into the distant past, and applying fresh insights that make ancient history seem alarmingly relevant to our own times. 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. The Hellenistic Age is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey. From the Hardcover edition.

Art in the Hellenistic Age

Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521276726

Category: Art

Page: 329

View: 807

This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 9780297852940

Category: Greece

Page: 234

View: 5177

A masterly narrative survey of 300 years from Alexander's conquest and empire to the triumph of Rome.

Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age

Author: David Collins,John Joseph Collins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567086235

Category: Religion

Page: 454

View: 4167

In this exploration of Jewish wisdom during the Hellenistic period, internationally renowned scholar John J. Collins examines the books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, the Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides, and the recently discovered Qumran Sapiential A text from the Dead Sea Scrolls - offering one of the first such examinations of this text in print. This commentary is a compelling analysis of these important texts and their continuing traditions.

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age

Author: W. D. Davies,Louis Finkelstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521219297

Category: Religion

Page: 758

View: 1496

The second of four volumes covering the history of Judaism from 540 BCE to 250 CE, this book deals with the encounter of Judaism with the Hellenistic culture spread throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond by Alexander the Great and his successors. Drawing upon recent scholarship in archaeology, history and scriptures, the contributors describe the religious, social and cultural rejection and adoption of Hellenism by Judaism. Illustrated with plates and diagrams, the text will prove an invaluable resource to scholars and general readers interested in Jewish or Mediterranean history.

Greece--The Hellenistic Age (eBook)

Author: Susan Lampros

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787784109

Category:

Page: 12

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Greece—The Hellenistic Age contains 12 full-color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks), 4 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are Alexandrian conquests, advances in mathematics and science, the sculpture, architecture, philosophy and oratory of the Hellenic period, and the Hellenistic spirit.

The Hellenistic Age from the Battle of Ipsos to the Death of Kleopatra VII

Author: Stanley M. Burstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281584

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 3543

Greek and Roman history has largely been reconstructed from the works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, and other major authors who are today well represented in English translations. But much equally valuable documentary material is buried in inscriptions and papyri and in the works of Greek and Roman grammarians and scholars, and less well known historians and literary figures, of whose writings only isolated quotations have been preserved. Translated Documents of Greece and Rome has been planned to provide, above all, primary source material for the study of the classical world. It makes important historical documents available in English to scholars and students of classical history. The format of the translations is remarkable in attempting to reproduce faithfully the textual difficulties and uncertainties inherent in the documents, so that the reader without a knowledge of classical languages can assess the reliability of the various readings and interpretations. The author's purpose in compiling this book is to help the teaching of Hellenistic history at undergraduate and graduate level by providing students and teachers with a representative selection of accurately translated documents dealing with the political and social history of Greece and the Near and Middle East from c. 300 to c. 30 BC. The continuing vitality of the Greek cities in the Hellenistic period and the interaction of Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Near and Middle East after Alexander are the two themes to which the author pays particular attention. In accordance with the principles of this series, selections from readily available major authors such as Polybius and Plutarch have been excluded except where unavoidable. Instead the bulk of the selections have been drawn from papyrological and epigraphical sources, many of which have never been translated into English before. The texts include city decrees and regulations, royal letters and ordinances, records of embassies and judicial decisions, dedications, treaties, statue bases, and documents dealing with the establishment of festivals, dynastic and other religious cults, education and other endowments. Brief commentaries and bibliographical notes accompany each text. Students and teachers of ancient history and classical civilization will welcome this book. Those studying Jewish history and the historical background of early Christianity will also find it interesting.

The Hellenistic Period

Historical Sources in Translation

Author: Roger S. Bagnall,Peter Derow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143444

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6842

This book presents in translation 175 of the most revealingdocuments that have survived on stone and papyrus from theHellenistic period. Presents over 150 sources in translation. Captures the political, social, economic and religious dynamismof the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. Covers the entire Hellenistic world, with extensive coverage ofthe Ptolemaic kingdom.

Alexander to Actium

The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520083490

Category: History

Page: 970

View: 5347

A meticulous analysis of Hellenistic culture spanning three centuries, from the death of Alexander the Great in 325 B.C. Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development in this colorful, complex period that will fascinate all readers. 217 illustrations, 30 maps.

History of Greek Literature

From Homer to the Hellenistic Period

Author: Albrecht Dihle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679777

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 8714

The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a particular mode of linguistic communication, with its specific forms developing both in an organic way and in response to the changing world around. In this it differs from conventional humanist approaches to Greek and Latin literature which analyse the works as objects of timeless value independent of any historical setting or purpose. This magisterial survey by one of the leading European authorities on classical literature will establish itself, as it already has in Germany, as the standard account of the subject.

Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age

From Alexander to Cleopatra

Author: James Allan Stewart Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780806142555

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 9261

An exploration of the Hellenistic world in the aftermath of Alexander the Great.

Heroes of the Hellenistic Age

Ptolemy II, Hannibal, Judas Maccabee and Gaius Marius

Author: Charles N. Pope

Publisher: DomainOfMan.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 3979

The specific historical figures that represented the "scarlet thread" of Messianic kingship during the Ptolemaic Age just so happen to also be the most celebrated figures of that period (between Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar). This is not at all coincidental. Ancient historians were obliged to honor the direct ancestors of the royal family above all others. This book examines the surprising relationship between Ptolemy II (of Egypt), Hannibal Barca (of Carthage), Judas Maccabee (of Israel) and Gaius Marius (of Egypt), who are not only the most recognized persons from the Ptolemaic Age to us today, but identified by ancient writers as the most significant leaders from that time, as well.

The Hellenistic Age

Aspects of Hellenistic Civilization

Author: John Bagnell Bury

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 4425

Four distinguished classical scholars write here on aspects of the Hellenistic Age, from the conquest of Alexander the Great down to Rome's completion of her eastern conquests by the annexation of Egypt.

Religions of the Hellenistic-Roman Age

Author: Antonia Tripolitis

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849137

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 2471

This insightful read traces the development of the principal Western religions and their philosophical counterparts from the beginnings of Alexander the Great's empire in 331 B.C.E. to the emergence of the Christian world in the fourth century C.E.

Greek Philosophers of the Hellenistic Age

Author: Paul Oskar Kristeller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231522274

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

View: 2813

"Greek Philosophers of the Hellenistic Age" examines an important but frequently neglected group of philosophers writing after Aristotle between the third and first centuries B.C. The work of a distinguished intellectual historian, this book is based on an erudite reading of a vast number of primary sources: the Greek and Latin writings of the philosophers, and the fragments, paraphrases, and testimonies from their lost works.