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Published: 22 February 2018

152 Pages | 17 black & white illustrations; 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198746041

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The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

Peter Thonemann

Very Short Introductions

  • First published in hardback as The Hellenistic Age
  • Covers all aspects of the Hellenistic world, including its history, culture, architecture, literature, science, and art
  • Deftly navigates the power struggles and wars in the three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander
  • Uses a range of sources such as inscriptions, coins, literature, and art to draw a complete picture of the Hellenistic world
  • Offers both a broad historical sweep of the period and also narrative close-ups of individual cities and kings
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide