By Angelos Chaniotis
The historical global that Alexander the good reworked in his lifetime was once remodeled once again through 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 ways east as Bactria. In outdated Greece a delicate stability of strength used to be consistently disturbed through wars. Then, from the overdue 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) was once then certainly one of fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles through small polities to preserve an phantasm of independence. but it was once additionally a interval of progress, prosperity, and highbrow success. an enormous community unfold of exchange, effect 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 construction an empire, through wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's loss of life and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the demise of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social constructions, fiscal tendencies, political upheaval and technological growth of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, might be, modernity began.
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Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian (336 BC – AD 138) by Angelos Chaniotis