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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world. by A. R. Burn

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C

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Edition Notes

SeriesMen and history
LC ClassificationsDF234 .B83 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p.
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5857933M
LC Control Number62020196

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I expected this book to be a history, with asides, of the greater Hellenistic world from the death of Alexander onward to the fall of Cleopatra. But its not really organized that way. Its almost like research notes. The book jumps all around in terms of location and time/5(7).   The Hellenistic period saw the Greek world expand through Alexander's campaigns before ultimately submitting to Rome. This new and enlarged edition of the seminal sourcebook presents over three hundred ancient texts in original translations supported by introductory sections, notes and references, chronological tables, maps, illustrations, and Cited by: “The name of Alexander marks the end of one age of the world, the beginning of another.” This lapidary and much-quoted apophthegm is the starting point of Johann Gustav Droysen’s revised Geschichte des Hellenismus. It appeared in , when Droysenwas in his seventieth year, at the peak of his powers and reputation, and the republication was a tribute to the notoriety that his work had Cited by: 4. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world by Burn, A. R. (Andrew Robert), Publication date Topics Alexander, the Great, B.C Publisher New York, Collier Books.

  “A concise but comprehensive and authoritative book in English on the Hellenistic world, the world set in motion by Alexander the Great, is indeed most welcome. Walbank was unquestionably well equipped to undertake such a project, and his contribution has been well appreciated.”―Edmund F. Bloedow, Bryn Mawr Classical ReviewCited by: Diodorus Siculus, Book (Loeb vol. 8, to p); (recommended) Donald Engels, Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army, and especially Appendix I. (Wagons issue) MAR The Campaigns of Alexander, Part II: Egypt, Siwah (and Divinity), the Battle of Gaugamela, the Death of Darius, and the Conquest of Persia. The aim of this book is to collect in one volume a substantial and representative selection of ancient sources in translation, with commentary, on the history, institutions, society and economic life of the Hellenistic world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late second century BC - that is, from when the Greek world expanded considerably through Alexander's conquest of the Persian 4/5(1). Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world. New York, Collier Books [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A R Burn.

  Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * Flamininus This selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid /5(2).   Alexander the Great and Hellenism. Alexander the Great was a young general who amassed the largest empire of the ancient world in just thirteen years. His career was brief because he died a young man, but Alexander’s legacy was a blending of cultures we now call the Hellenistic civilization. Alexander’s father was King Philip of Macedonia. This course traces the rise of Alexander, his brief but monumental moment in history, and his legacy. Rejecting the standard, dismissive, views of the Hellenistic age, Professor McInerney explores the political and artistic complications of the world Alexander fashioned/5(4).   Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds who, as King of Macedonia and Persia, established the largest empire the ancient world .