April 5, 2018

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By Angelos Chaniotis

ISBN-10: 1846682967

ISBN-13: 9781846682964

ISBN-10: 1846682975

ISBN-13: 9781846682971

The old international that Alexander the good reworked in his lifetime was once remodeled once again by means of his demise. The imperial dynasties of his successors included and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, making a new land empire stretching from the seashores of the Mediterranean to as a long way east as Bactria. In previous Greece a delicate stability of energy was once continuously disturbed by means of wars. Then, from the overdue 3rd century, the army and diplomatic strength of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each one of the post-Alexandrian political constructions.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) was once then considered one of fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles through small polities to hold an phantasm of independence. but it was once additionally a interval of development, prosperity, and highbrow fulfillment. an enormous community unfold of alternate, impact and cultural touch, from Italy to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia, enriching and enlivening centres of wealth, strength and highbrow ferment.

From Alexander the Great's early days development an empire, through wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's dying and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the loss of life of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social constructions, financial traits, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, probably, modernity began.

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