Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra, 1st Edition

  • James Allan Evans
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  • ISBN-10: 0313081301
  • ISBN-13: 9780313081309
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 199 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Explores 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: The Conquests of Alexander.
2: The March of History in the Hellenistic Age.
3: The Landscape of the Hellenistic World: The Geographical Background.
4: The Features of the Hellenistic City–State.
5: Dwelling Houses.
6: Clothing and Fashion.
7: Education.
8: Social Life.
9: City and Country Living.
10: Hellenistic Women.
11: Making a Living.
12: Eating and Drinking.
13: Sport and Spectacle.
14: The Theater.
15: Hellenistic Kingdoms.
16: Religion.
17: Science, Technology, and Medicine.
18: The Persistence of Hellenistic Culture.
The Reigns of the Hellenistic Kings.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.