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Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra [Paperback]

James Allan Evans

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2 Nov 2012
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.
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  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (2 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806142553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806142555
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,914,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"For high school and college students who must research daily life during the Hellenistic Age, this will be a very useful resource. Thus, it should be purchased by most high school, college, university, and larger public libraries. Since this period is also of great interest to students of Christianity and Judaism, it will also be a good acquisition for seminary libraries." - ARBA --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Superficial material 30 Jan 2013
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The author has inluded a lot of textual material that is well organized. The section on housing, for example, is 8 pages of solid prose with no line art or floor plans. The index is almost solely people and places with no clues as to where particular subjects may be found. The section on urban and country living does contain material on occupations but no mention at all of money, coinage, incomes, etc. It is almost impossible to get a feel for what most people daily concerns would have been.
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