By Angelos Chaniotis

The historical global that Alexander the nice reworked in his lifetime used to be remodeled once again by means of his loss of life. The imperial dynasties of his successors included and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, making a new land empire stretching from the seashores of the Mediterranean to as a long way east as Bactria. In previous Greece a delicate stability of strength used to be continuously disturbed via wars. Then, from the past due 3rd century, the army and diplomatic energy of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each of the post-Alexandrian political constructions.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) used to be then one in every of 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 progress, prosperity, and highbrow fulfillment. an enormous community unfold of exchange, impression and cultural touch, from Italy to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia, enriching and enlivening centres of wealth, energy and highbrow ferment.

From Alexander the Great's early days development an empire, through wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's demise and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the dying of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social constructions, monetary traits, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, might be, modernity began.

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