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The Resource Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age, Peter Green

Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age, Peter Green

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Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age
Title
Alexander to Actium
Title remainder
the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age
Statement of responsibility
Peter Green
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Hellenistic Age, the three extraordinary centuries from the death of Alexander in 323 B. C. to Octavian's final defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, has offered a rich and variegated field of exploration for historians, philosophers, economists, and literary critics. Yet few scholars have attempted the daunting task of seeing the period whole, of refracting its achievements and reception through the lens of a single critical mind. Alexander to Actium was conceived and written to fill that gap. In this monumental work, Peter Green--noted scholar, writer, and critic--breaks with the traditional practice of dividing the Hellenistic world into discrete, repetitious studies of Seleucids, Ptolemies, Antigonids, and Attalids. He instead treats these successor kingdoms as a single, evolving, interrelated continuum. The result clarifies the political picture as never before. With the help of over 200 illustrations, Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development, from mathematics to medicine, from philosophy to religion, from literature to the visual arts. Green offers a particularly trenchant analysis of what has been seen as the conscious dissemination in the East of Hellenistic culture, and finds it largely a myth fueled by Victorian scholars seeking justification for a no longer morally respectable imperialism. His work leaves us with a final impression of the Hellenistic Age as a world with haunting and disturbing resemblances to our own. This lively, personal survey of a period as colorful as it is complex will fascinate the general reader no less than students and scholars
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
938
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DE86
LC item number
.G738 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hellenistic culture and society
Series volume
1
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Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age, Peter Green
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Publication
Note
"A Centennial book"--P. before ser. t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 909-928) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alexander's funeral games, 323-276 B.C. -- The zenith century, 276-222 B.C. -- Phalanx and legion, 221-168 B.C. -- The breaking of nations, 167-116 B.C. -- Rome triumphant, 116-30 B.C
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 970 p.
Isbn
9780520056114
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86004339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm13332042
  • (OCoLC)ocn859648028
Label
Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age, Peter Green
Link
Publication
Note
"A Centennial book"--P. before ser. t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 909-928) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alexander's funeral games, 323-276 B.C. -- The zenith century, 276-222 B.C. -- Phalanx and legion, 221-168 B.C. -- The breaking of nations, 167-116 B.C. -- Rome triumphant, 116-30 B.C
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 970 p.
Isbn
9780520056114
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86004339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm13332042
  • (OCoLC)ocn859648028

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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