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A really solid overview of the history of the Hellenistic Greek world—though it does presume a certain level of understanding which makes it perhaps more a good reference work for the interested student and less a general introduction for a layperson. It covers all things military, political, social and cultural, and in quite an even-handed manner. ( )
  siriaeve | Nov 11, 2008 |
As perfect a general introduction as one would want of the Hellenistic world. Shipley debunks many of the historical clichés from "rootless cosmopolitanism" to the idea that the Hellenistic Age was somehow inferior to that of Classical Greece. A wonderful companion is the primary source book by M.M. Austin, *The Hellenistic world from Alexander to the Roman conquest*, of which Shipley's book contains many quotes. ( )
  haeesh | Sep 16, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415046181, Paperback)

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms.

An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it.

Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

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