The Hellenistic world / F.W. Walbank.
- Rev. ed.
- Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Mediterranean Region -- Civilization.
- The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and mores of the people under Greek rule, traces important developments in literature and science, and discusses the new religious movements.
- Introduction: the sources
Alexander the Great (336-323)
The formation of the kingdoms (323-276)
The Hellenistic world : a homogeneous culture?
Macedonia and Greece
The Seleucids and the East
Inter-city contacts and federal states
Social and economic trends
Cultural developments : philosophy, science and technology
The frontiers of the Hellenistic world : geographical studies
The coming of Rome.
- Originally published: London : Fontana, 1981. (Fontana history of the ancient world).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-277) and indexes.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Walbank, F.W. (Frank William), 1909-2008. Hellenistic world.
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