With extensive use of quotations from original source material, this book examines the political events in the Hellenistic world from Alexander's death until his incorporation in the Roman Empire. It also describes the different social systems of the peoples under Greek rule, important developments in literature, science and technology and the founding of new religious movements. The author has assimilated all pertinent recent scholarship in the field, and fashioned an obsorbing account of a vast and complex society whose ideas and achievements for the bedrock of present-day Western civilization.
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F. W. Walbank was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy.Review:
Walbank's erudition is predictably wide as well as deep, his mastery of the essential documents assured...He is also commendably up-to-date on many vexed questions of interpretation...Walbank is clear and perceptive. (Peter Green Times Literary Supplement)
Anyone with an interest in classical civilization would enjoy this...It is the best book [on the subject] available in English. (Robin Lane Fox Financial Times)
Walbank's Hellenistic World beautifully recalls for contemporary readers the general and special achievements and features of one of the most remarkable periods in world history. (John E. Rexine History)
Together these five compact volumes [Early Greece by Oswyn Murray, Democracy and Classical Greece by J. K. Davies, The Hellenistic World by F. W. Walbank, The Roman Republic by Michael Crawford, The Later Roman Empire by Averil Cameron, all available from Harvard] cover much of the history of the classical world, and do so with both ease and authority...For this new series they have been revised or otherwise brought up to date. (Washington Post Book World)
A concise but comprehensive and authoritative book in English on the Hellenistic world, the world set in motion by Alexander the Great, is indeed most welcome. Walbank was unquestionably well equipped to undertake such a project, and his contribution has been well appreciated. (Edmund F. Bloedow Bryn Mawr Classical Review)
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