The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction - Thonemann, Peter
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The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. Culture, ideas, and individuals travelled freely over vast areas from the Rhone to the Indus, whilst dynasts battled for dominion over Alexander's great empire. Thonemann presents a brief history of this globalized world.…mehr

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The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. Culture, ideas, and individuals travelled freely over vast areas from the Rhone to the Indus, whilst dynasts battled for dominion over Alexander's great empire. Thonemann presents a brief history of this globalized world.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. Februar 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 111mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 122g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198746041
  • ISBN-10: 0198746040
  • Artikelnr.: 49374995
Autorenporträt
Peter Thonemann teaches Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium (2011), the winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's prestigious Runciman Prize 2012, and co-author (with Simon Price) of The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine (2010). His most recent book is an introduction to Hellenistic coinage, The Hellenistic World: Using Coins as Sources (2015). He writes regularly on all aspects of Greek and Roman history and culture for the Times Literary Supplement.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
1 The idea of the Hellenistic
2 From Alexander to Augustus
3 Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship
4 Eratosthenes and the system of the world
5 Encounters
6 Priene
Timeline
Further Reading
Index