A Companion to the Hellenistic World
Edited by Andrew Erskine
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Companion to the Hellenistic World by Andrew Erskine
Book DescriptionCovering the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the celebrated defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the hands of Augustus, this authoritative Companion explores the world that Alexander created but did not live to see. The book comprises 29 original essays by leading international scholars; features essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history; combines narrative and thematic approaches to the period; draws on the very latest research; and, covers a broad range of topics, spanning political, religious, social, economic and cultural history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405132787
(248mm x 174mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gods of Ancient Greece, Hardback (July 2010)» View all books by Andrew Erskine
This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.
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Author Biography - Andrew Erskine
Andrew Erskine is Head of Classics at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Hellenistic Stoa: Political Thought and Action (1990) and Troy between Greece and Rome: Local Tradition and Imperial Power (2001). He has held an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of Munich.
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