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A Companion to the Hellenistic World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World #20)

Andrew Erskine (Editor)


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Covering 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.

  • Comprises 29 original essays by leading international scholars.
  • Essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history.
  • Combines narrative and thematic approaches to the period.
  • Draws on the very latest research.
  • Covers a broad range of topics, spanning political, religious, social, economic and cultural history.

Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405132787, 595pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2005

About the Author

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.