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The Resource The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 7 | Part 1, The Hellenistic world, edited by F. W. Walbank [and three others]

The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 7 | Part 1, The Hellenistic world, edited by F. W. Walbank [and three others]

Label
The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 7 | Part 1, The Hellenistic world
Title
The Cambridge ancient history
Title number
  • Volume 7
  • Part 1
Title part
The Hellenistic world
Statement of responsibility
edited by F. W. Walbank [and three others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Published in 1928, Volume VII of the Cambridge Ancient History orginally covered both the history of the Hellenistic world from the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC down to the Peace of Naupactus and the battle of Raphia in 217 BC and the history of Rome from its foundation down to the same date. In the new edition the Greek and Roman sections have been assigned to two separate volumes. Of these, VII part I opens after the death of Alexander, in 323 BC, as being a more logical starting-point for Hellenistic history; but 217 has been retained as the terminal date since, as Polybius noted, it is from then onwards that Rome begins to play a substantial role in Greek affairs. The volume has been completely rewritten by specialists from Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Canada, and takes full account of the vast amount of new material that has become available in the last fifty years. Separate chapters deal with the main kingdoms - Ptolemaic Egypt, Seleucid Asia and Macedonia - and with mainland Greece, Sicily and the smaller states including Pergamum. Political events are fully described and assessed, but there is less emphasis on military detail than in the first edition. The space thus saved has been given over to chapters on the historical sources, on the institution of monarchy and the ideology surrounding it, on the main cultural, social and economic aspects of the Hellenistic world and on the development of Hellenistic science, especially in relation to its application in peace and war. This up-to-date and authoritative account of the early Hellenistic world is designed to serve both the student and the general reader of this and subsequent generations as the first edition has served those of the last fifty years
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Dewey number
938.08
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1909-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Walbank, F. W.
Series statement
The Cambridge ancient history
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  • Greece
  • Hellenism
  • Greece
  • Wars of the Hellenistic Monarchies, 301-146 B.C
  • Middle East
Label
The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 7 | Part 1, The Hellenistic world, edited by F. W. Walbank [and three others]
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Contents
  • Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Sir E.G. Turner
  • Syria and the East
  • Domenico Musti
  • Macedonia and Greece
  • F.W. Walbank
  • Cultural, social and economic features of the Hellenistic world
  • J.K. Davies
  • Hellenistic science: its application in peace and war
  • Hellenistic science
  • Sources for the period
  • G.E.R. Lloyd
  • War and siegecraft
  • Yvon Garlan
  • Agriculture
  • Dorothy J. Thompson
  • Building and townplanning
  • F.E. Winter
  • Agathocles
  • K. Meister
  • The Syrian-Egyptian Wars and the new lingdoms of Asia Minor
  • F.W. Walbank
  • H. Heinen
  • Macedonia and the Greek leagues
  • F.W. Walbank
  • The succession to Alexander
  • Édouard Will
  • Monarchies and monarchic Ideas
  • F.W. Walbank
  • The formation of the Hellenistic kingdoms
  • Édouard Will
Control code
CR9781139054348
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 641 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054348
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 7 | Part 1, The Hellenistic world, edited by F. W. Walbank [and three others]
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Contents
  • Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Sir E.G. Turner
  • Syria and the East
  • Domenico Musti
  • Macedonia and Greece
  • F.W. Walbank
  • Cultural, social and economic features of the Hellenistic world
  • J.K. Davies
  • Hellenistic science: its application in peace and war
  • Hellenistic science
  • Sources for the period
  • G.E.R. Lloyd
  • War and siegecraft
  • Yvon Garlan
  • Agriculture
  • Dorothy J. Thompson
  • Building and townplanning
  • F.E. Winter
  • Agathocles
  • K. Meister
  • The Syrian-Egyptian Wars and the new lingdoms of Asia Minor
  • F.W. Walbank
  • H. Heinen
  • Macedonia and the Greek leagues
  • F.W. Walbank
  • The succession to Alexander
  • Édouard Will
  • Monarchies and monarchic Ideas
  • F.W. Walbank
  • The formation of the Hellenistic kingdoms
  • Édouard Will
Control code
CR9781139054348
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 641 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054348
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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