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Five hundred years of power, politics and culture in the Hellenistic period and the Roman East

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Angelos Chaniotis is a Professor at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Quondam Fellow at All Souls, Oxford University. The author of many books and articles, he is senior editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum and an editor of the Classical Studies journal Mnemosyne.

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A wide-ranging and lively history of the Greek East that offers a rare combination of erudition and accessibility. -- Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh
Conveys all the richness and excitement of an extraordinary era in human history -- Tom Harrison, University of St Andrews
Anyone interested in the great cultural achievements of the ancient Greek world will profit greatly from this ambitious book by a leading historian. -- Alain Bresson, author of 'The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States'
Angelos Chaniotis brings the Hellenistic age to life with remarkable learning, mastery of evidence, and sensitivity. His book offers a brilliant picture of the cosmopolitan Greek world and shows why it still matters to us today. -- Phiroze Vasunia, author of 'The Gift of the Nile: Hellenizing Egypt from Aeschylus to Alexander'
Angelos Chaniotis conveys all the richness and excitement of an extraordinary era in human history in this new work. The period of Greek history after the death of Alexander is the story of the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms, of a new global Greek world stretching from Cyrenaica to Afghanistan, and of the struggle of the cities of the 'old' Greek world to maintain their position. But it is also a period of intense cultural and scientific creativity, in which rulers were widely worshiped as gods, and where for the first time our sources reveal details of the lives of everyday Greeks and foreigners. There is no one who knows the evidence for the long Hellenistic Age better than Angelos Chaniotis-and in Age of Conquests he brings this canvas to life. -- Tom Harrison, University of St Andrews
The period that begins with the conquests of Alexander the Great and ends with the reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian is one of the most important and tumultuous in world history. Jesus Christ, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Nero are only a few of the figures who lived during this era. Greeks and Greek-speakers played a crucial role during these years and bear witness to a number of astonishing phenomena - the emergence of Christianity, the consolidation of the Roman Empire, the founding of the library in Alexandria, and lasting developments in philosophy, literature, political thought, and technology. Angelos Chaniotis brings the Hellenistic age to life with remarkable learning, mastery of evidence, and sensitivity. His book offers a brilliant picture of the cosmopolitan Greek world and shows why it still matters to us today. -- Phiroze Vasunia, author of 'The Gift of the Nile: Hellenizing Egypt from Aeschylus to Alexander'
A valuable read for anyone interested in Greek, Hellenistic, or Roman history * NYMAS Review *
This is the most original history of the Hellenistic period to appear ... Excellent -- S. M. Burstein * CHOICE connect *

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