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2. Astronomy in antiquity

2. Astronomy in antiquity  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192803061
2. Astronomy in antiquity
The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Thonemann

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198746041
A Very Short Introduction
3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages

3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803061
3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803061
A Very Short Introduction
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804761
A Very Short Introduction
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship

3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198746041
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship Warlords and kings In the early summer of 307 BC, a young Macedonian general set sail from Ephesus with a fleet of 250 warships. Demetrius, some thirty years of age, and later affectionately known as ‘the Besieger’, was not of royal blood. His father Antigonus the One-Eyed had been a minor member of the Macedonian royal court, rising to power only after Alexander’s death, thanks to his command of the main bulk of the Macedonian army in Asia. By 307, Antigonus had seized control of most of Alexander’s conquered territories in western Asia,
5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt

5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0006
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5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt
1. The idea of the Hellenistic

1. The idea of the Hellenistic  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0001
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9780198746041
1. The idea of the Hellenistic The man from Soli all Greeks). The Persian empire, 200 years old, and stretching from the shores of the Aegean to the foothills of the Himalayas, must have seemed as stable as the heavens. A ‘Hellenistic’ Age? les trente glorieuses ; Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic. Historical ‘periods’ are blunt instruments, but without them we cannot talk about the past at all. Ancient Greek history is today conventionally divided into four periods: Archaic (from around 800 to 500 BC), Classical (500 to 323 BC), Hellenistic (323 to 30 BC) and Roman Imperial (30 BC to—say—AD
2. From Alexander to Augustus

2. From Alexander to Augustus  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0002
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9780198746041
2. From Alexander to Augustus Boys’ Own drama, there is little to match Aratus’ night-time commando raid on Corinth in 243 BC (brilliantly narrated by Plutarch in his Life of Aratus ); for tragedy, little to compare with the fall and rise and fall of Demetrius the Besieger, or Cleopatra’s long struggle to preserve her kingdom from Roman annexation. This chapter provides a road map to the twists and turns of Hellenistic history, from the accession of Alexander (336 BC) to the death of Cleopatra and the end of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198706151
A Very Short Introduction

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