Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian by Angelos Chaniotis

By Angelos Chaniotis

The historical international that Alexander the nice reworked in his lifetime used to be reworked once again by way of his loss of life. The imperial dynasties of his successors integrated and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, making a new land empire stretching from the beaches of the Mediterranean to as a long way east as Bactria. In outdated Greece a delicate stability of energy was once regularly disturbed by means of wars. Then, from the overdue 3rd century, the army and diplomatic strength of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each of the post-Alexandrian political buildings.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) was once then one among fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles by means of small polities to continue an phantasm of independence. but it used to be additionally a interval of development, prosperity, and highbrow fulfillment. an unlimited community unfold of exchange, 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 dying of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social buildings, monetary traits, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, possibly, modernity began.

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