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By Angelos Chaniotis

The historic global that Alexander the good remodeled in his lifetime was once remodeled once again by way of his demise. The imperial dynasties of his successors integrated and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, making a new land empire stretching from the beaches of the Mediterranean to as a long way east as Bactria. In previous Greece a delicate stability of energy was once regularly disturbed by means of wars. Then, from the past due 3rd century, the army and diplomatic strength of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each one of the post-Alexandrian political constructions.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) was once then one in all fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles via small polities to maintain an phantasm of independence. but it was once additionally a interval of progress, prosperity, and highbrow fulfillment. an enormous community unfold of alternate, impact and cultural touch, from Italy to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia, enriching and enlivening centres of wealth, energy and highbrow ferment.

From Alexander the Great's early days construction an empire, through wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's demise and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the dying of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social buildings, monetary tendencies, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, possibly, modernity began.

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