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The Hellenistic age : a short history, Peter Green

Label
The Hellenistic age : a short history
Title
The Hellenistic age
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Green
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Covering three centuries of history, from the age of Alexander the Great to the rise of Rome, this study of the Hellenistic period traces the influence of Greek culture on the ancient world. It chronicles the years 336 to 30 B.C.E., a period that wtinesses the overlap of two of antiquity's great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This far-ranging study covers the prevalent themes and events of those centuries: The Hellenization, by Alexander's conquests, of an immense swath of the known world; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian bands; the decline of the city-state as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. It is a story of war and power-politics, and of the developing fortunes of art, science, and statecraft
  • "The Hellenistic Age chronicles the years 336 to 30 B.C.E., 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 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Peter
Dewey number
938/.08
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DE86
LC item number
.G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern Library chronicles book
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hellenism
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
The Hellenistic age : a short history, Peter Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alexander and his legacy (336-323) -- Hawks and hyenas: the struggle for empire (323-276) -- Kings, cities, and culture: the mythic past as the future -- Eastern horizons and the cloud in the west (276-196) -- Dynastic troubles, artistic and scientific achievements (196-116) -- Sword over pen: Rome's final solution (116-300)
Control code
70267208
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Modern Library ed., 1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780812967401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006046657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)70267208
Label
The Hellenistic age : a short history, Peter Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alexander and his legacy (336-323) -- Hawks and hyenas: the struggle for empire (323-276) -- Kings, cities, and culture: the mythic past as the future -- Eastern horizons and the cloud in the west (276-196) -- Dynastic troubles, artistic and scientific achievements (196-116) -- Sword over pen: Rome's final solution (116-300)
Control code
70267208
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Modern Library ed., 1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780812967401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006046657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)70267208

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