The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World)
This Companion volume offers fifteen original essays on theHellenistic world and is intended to complement and supplementgeneral histories of the period from Alexander the Great toKleopatra VII of Egypt. Each chapter treats a different aspect ofthe Hellenistic world - religion, philosophy, family, economy,material culture, and military campaigns, among other topics. Theessays address key questions about this period: To what extent wereAlexander's conquests responsible for the creation of this new'Hellenistic' age? What is the essence of this world and how doesit differ from its Classical predecessor? What continuities anddiscontinuities can be identified? Collectively, the essays providean in-depth view of a complex world. The volume also provides abibliography on the topics along with recommendations for furtherreading.