By Andrew Erskine
Protecting the interval from the dying of Alexander the nice to the distinguished defeat of Antony and Cleopatra by the hands of Augustus, this authoritative significant other explores the realm that Alexander created yet didn't dwell to work out.
- Comprises 29 unique essays by means of major overseas scholars.
- Essential examining for classes on Hellenistic history.
- Combines narrative and thematic ways to the period.
- Draws at the very most recent research.
- Covers a extensive variety of themes, spanning political, spiritual, social, financial and cultural history.
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The following year he was among a thousand Achaians deported to Italy where he was compelled to remain until 150. He used this enforced leisure in Rome to begin his history, an ambitious work of high quality in forty books which took the whole Mediterranean as its subject. 3). 5). These 53 years ended with the f d of the Macedonian kingdom in 168/7, but he later decided to extend his history so that it covered not only Rome’s acquisition of power (bks 3-29) but also the years that followed, up to 145/44 (bks 30-39).
The city of Teos on the coast of Asia Minor hnishes us with a good number of such documents. Here we fmd inscribed the regulations for a school which has been established with money donated by Polythros, a prominent local citizen; the teachers will include a kithara-player to teach the children music and the school interestingly provides for the education of both boys and girls (S1G3 578; Austin 120). Antiochos 111’s take-over of the city prompts extensive cult honours as it adjusts to the disappearance of Attalid power in the region (Herrmann 1965a: 3 3 4 0 ; Ma 1999: nos.
Roxane’s baby son, however, was enthusiastically acclaimed; this was Alexander IV. The Emergence of the Hellenistic World, 323-281 23 However, the settlement was illusory in large part. There were major loose ends. This was the so-called Lamian War: Antipater was besieged in Lamia in Thessaly, until Leonnatos’ intervention from Phrygia broke the opposition at the cost of his own life. Meanwhile Antipater, doubtless disgruntled through his absence fiom Babylon, had entered negotiations not only with Leonnatos but also with Ptolemy (who had tried to undermine Perdikkas at Babylon) and with Alexander’s powerful mother, Olympias.