Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age: A Short History by Peter Green

By Peter Green

The ebook starts with the character and achievements of alexander the nice, and keeps with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many very important advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a stream from the general public to the non-public and a brand new individualist ethos; a big development in slavery, and accordingly a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the inducement to innovate; a becoming hole among wealthy and negative; a starting to be flavor for luxurious

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Rhetoricians, the Athenian Isocrates in particular, played this up. Achaemenid wealth was equaled only by the empire's decadence and military faiblesse. Here was an El Dorado virtually inviting conquest. The trouble was, who would bell this old tiger? Despite the rhetorical attractions of the idea, none of Isocrates' Greek nominees came up to scratch. Finally he fell back on Philip of Macedon, though making it clear that he saw him as a kind of hired condottiere who would be only too glad to carry out the job for his cultural superiors in the south.

Rhetoricians, the Athenian Isocrates in particular, played this up. Achaemenid wealth was equaled only by the empire's decadence and military faiblesse. Here was an El Dorado virtually inviting conquest. The trouble was, who would bell this old tiger? Despite the rhetorical attractions of the idea, none of Isocrates' Greek nominees came up to scratch. Finally he fell back on Philip of Macedon, though making it clear that he saw him as a kind of hired condottiere who would be only too glad to carry out the job for his cultural superiors in the south.

IVAXC IIHI )IA(INVX{IV Alexander and His Legacy (sE6-tzs) In October 336 ecn, a much-publicized royal wedding took place in the ancient Macedonian city of Aegae (modern Vergina): King Philip II's daughter Cleopatra was marrying Alexander, king of the neighboring state of Epirus. The occasion was peculiar and ended tragically. The bridegroom, to begin with, was the bride's uncle - in fact, the brother of Philip's powerful but repudiated wife, Olympias, till recently an exile in Epirus, plotting revengeful mischief, but now back in Aegae as mother of the bride.

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