Twilight of the Hellenistic World

Twilight of the Hellenistic World This book recounts and analyzes the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states in the generation before the Romans intervened in and ultimately conquered the region This pe

  • Title: Twilight of the Hellenistic World
  • Author: MikeRoberts Bob Bennett
  • ISBN: 9781848841369
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book recounts and analyzes the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states in the generation before the Romans intervened in, and ultimately conquered, the region This period is rarely treated in any depth, usually warranting little than a summary as context for a discussion of the Roman conquests The authors demonstrate that this perioThis book recounts and analyzes the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states in the generation before the Romans intervened in, and ultimately conquered, the region This period is rarely treated in any depth, usually warranting little than a summary as context for a discussion of the Roman conquests The authors demonstrate that this period of almost constant conflict and rivalry makes a fascinating subject of study in its own right For example, it describes Macedon s war with Cleomenes and the final crushing of a much diminished Sparta as an independent power also the campaigns in the east whereby the Seleucid king, Antiochus later defeated by the Romans at Magnesia earned his title of Antiochus the Great They show how the Hellenistic monarchs, while aware of Rome s epic clash with Carthage in the West, did not yet see her as a major threat and were preoccupied with immediate concerns As well as clearly narrating the complex events, Roberts and Bennet assess the various military systems of the Hellenistic states and developments in warfare on land and sea This is a very original book on a neglected period of politico military history.

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    • Good parts -- detailed use of Polybius and Plutarch, very Greek centered as opposed to being Roman centered as so much on this period is, covers a period of history where there isn't really much else recent out there, and he's clearly been to the sites and paid attention -- a good feel for the physical reality of locations.Bad parts -- very heavily militarily oriented, to the point where there's practically no discussion of anything but military affairs and everything is considered as leading up [...]


    • I have briefly delved into this period before and honestly found it engrossing. The author covers the various regimes and dynasties remarkably well. It was a pleasure reading this book.


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