Daily life in the Hellenistic Age : from Alexander to Cleopatra

by Evans, J. A. S. 1931-

Format: Print Book 2008
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DE71.E98 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  DE71.E98 2008
 
 
Summary

The Hellenistic world, ushered into existance by Alexander the Great, took in a vast region, stretching from Iraq in the east to Sicily in the west. Within this area, society was multicultural but the dominant culture was Greek, developed from the culture of classical Greece, and carrying on the legacy of classical Greece in the visual arts, literature, science, technology, and daily life.

Narrative chapters guide the reader though the vast conquered lands of Hellenistic Greece, exploring marriage customs; festivals, sports, and spectacles; symposia (drinking parties); the agricultural and urban components of the polis (city-state); food; drink; education; science; technology; and the legacy of the Hellenistic age in the modern world.

Additional Information
Series Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
Subjects Hellenism.
Mediterranean Region -- Social life and customs.
Greece -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Westport, Conn. :Greenwood Press,2008
Language English
Description xli, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-194) and index.
ISBN 9780313338120 (alk. paper)
0313338124 (alk. paper)
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