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9. After Alexander

9. After Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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‘After Alexander’ looks at Alexander's afterlife, and how many of the views of Alexander that are prominent in popular culture came into being. The Alexander that has come to us from ... More
9. The afterlife of the Republic

9. The afterlife of the Republic  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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‘The afterlife of the Republic’ asks what is the legacy of the Roman Republic? As the Renaissance spread throughout Europe, ancient Rome was reinterpreted in many different forms to fill ... More
11. Alexandria

11. Alexandria  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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To stabilize his conquests strategically, and to unify his new kingdom culturally, Alexander III founded a number of Greek-speaking eponymous Alexandrias. There is some dispute over exactly ... More
4. Argos

4. Argos  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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The Late Bronze Age in Greece is conventionally called ‘Mycenaean’, but it might in principle have been called ‘Argive’, ‘Archaean’, or ‘Danaan’, thanks to the names Homer gave the Greeks. ... More
8. Athens

8. Athens  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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The enhanced esteem of Athens from the 1830s on has held its own, helped by the association of Sparta with authoritarian regimes. ‘Athens’ looks at this classical city, located 8 kilometres ... More
1. Before Alexander

1. Before Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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‘Before Alexander’ gives a brief history of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the kingdom of Macedon before they came into conflict, to set the scene for Alexander the Great's era. The ... More
12. Byzantion

12. Byzantion  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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The Greeks founded a city they called Byzantion on the Asiatic side of mainland Greece. ‘Byzantion’ tells the story of this city. After Byzantion's foundation — traditionally in either 688 ... More
4. Carthage must be destroyed

4. Carthage must be destroyed  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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By 275 bc Rome had gained control over central and southern Italy, but it was still no more than a regional power. ‘Carthage must be destroyed’ examines how the broadening of Roman horizons ... More
5. Christians to the lions

5. Christians to the lions  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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‘Christians to the lions’ considers the empire's treatment of Christians and the development of Christianity on the margins of society. Slaughter of Christians in the arena was just one ... More
10. Clothing and the Etruscan body

10. Clothing and the Etruscan body  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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‘Clothing and the Etruscan body’ looks at what we know about what the Etruscans actually looked like. We know that they were probably shorter than modern Italians. In youth, they tended ... More
2. Cnossos

2. Cnossos  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Cnossos, along with four other centres extending along the length of the island of Crete, was developed around 2000 bce (rather than 3000 bce as is often thought). ‘Cnossos’ describes the ... More
3. Collusion

3. Collusion  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Collusion’ examines the workings of the empire from the point of view of the privileged elites in the cities of the Mediterranean. The Roman empire was run by a very small provincial ... More
4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks

4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Commander: Alexander and the Greeks’ describes what is known about Alexander's treatment of the Greek cities. The narrative accounts of Alexander's life tell us a great deal about how ... More
1. Conquest

1. Conquest  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Conquest’ looks at the brutal process of imperial establishment and expansion, and at the Romans' sense of their own imperial mission. The Roman Republic began to expand outside Italy in ... More
6. The cost of empire

6. The cost of empire  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Why did the political and social balance on which the Republic depended disintegrate into chaos and civil war? ‘The cost of empire’ considers the effect of expansion on the Republic's ... More
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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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0003
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Kingship in the early Hellenistic world was primarily a matter of power and war was at the heart of Hellenistic kingship. ‘Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship’ begins with the ... More
8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon

8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Doomed to Die: Alexander in Babylon’ looks at the final chapter in Alexander's life, which was set in Babylon. When Alexander entered Babylon after his victory at Gaugamela, he was ... More
5. Early excavators:                             Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld

5. Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0005
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‘Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld’ considers the first archaeological excavations at Troy. Heinrich Schliemann, a ... More
7. Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc

7. Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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‘Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc’ turns to a prosperous and successful period in Etruscan society, characterized by some of the most well-known iconic moments in Etruscan art, tomb ... More
5. Encounters

5. Encounters  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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‘Encounters’ travels to the outermost limits of Hellenistic civilization, where Graeco-Macedonian societies of the Mediterranean and western Asia interacted with sophisticated and powerful ... More

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