The Hellenistic period began with the considerable expansion of the Greek world through the Macedonian conquest of the Persian empire and ended with Rome becoming the predominant political force in that world This new and enlarged edition of Michel Austin s seminal work provides a panoramic view of this world through the medium of ancient sources It now comprises over three hundred texts from literary, epigraphic and papyrological sources which are presented in original translations and supported by introductory sections, detailed notes and references, chronological tables, maps, illustrations of coins, and a full analytical index The first edition has won widespread admiration since its publication in 1981 Updated with reference to the most recent scholarship on the subject, this new edition will prove invaluable for the study of a period which has received increasing recognition....
|Title||:||The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press Updated edition August 7, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||656 pages|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
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The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation Reviews
This book gives you excerpts rare to find of letters and decrees written during the Hellenistic period. It goes hand in hand with the book by Shipley, The Greek World. It has pictures of coins, a copious bibliography, and chronological tables. The selection of texts is judicious. More than 300 texts from this period of antiquity is given to us all in English with notes and explanations, introductions, and references to other authors on the subject. As we start to know more about the Hellenistic times, we also start to study it more. This book is very helpful, if not a must, for the student and the scholar who earnestly want to know more about this fascinating topic.
Following on from reading Homer's "Iliad and Odyssey", Hesiod's "Theogony and Works and Days", Herodotus's "The Histories", then "The Landmark Thucydides", and then "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenica", and Arrian's "The Campaigns of Alexander", this book assists in a very good overall history of Ancient Greek culture, war, politics and art from the Bronze age to the end of the Hellenic period. It the ties in well with Livy's "The Early History of Rome and following through to Livy's Rome in the Mediterranean. One can only fully recommend this book to all undergraduates of Greco-Roman History studies.
For anyone studying the Hellenistic world. It is fueled with primary sources from the time period. Made for an interesting read. I highly recommend this book!
For anyone doing research in this period, this book is a must. The material is organized chronological, with dozens of specific topics covering important events and the men behind them. This allows one to quickly identify relevant topics to their own work, and enables one to synthesize historical facts to support of refute their thesis. Source texts are translated and clearly referenced.
I was pleased with the quality of this product. It is a very good value for the low price
I would give this 6 stars if I could. As crazy as the Hellenistic period was, this book gives great insight into the 200 year span.