The Hellenistic Period: Historical Sources in Translation

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This book presents in translation 175 of the most revealingdocuments that have survived on stone and papyrus from theHellenistic period.


  • Presents over 150 sources in translation.
  • Captures the political, social, economic and religious dynamismof the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities.
  • Covers the entire Hellenistic world, with extensive coverage ofthe Ptolemaic kingdom.

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Thousands of documents surviving on stone and papyrus help us to understand the complex society that took shape after the death of Alexander the Great. This book presents some of the most revealing of these documents in translation, allowing readers to form a direct impression of life in the Hellenistic world. The book contains 175 documents capturing the political, social, economic, and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. It covers the entire Hellenistic world and draws extensively on the papyrus remains of the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, which allow an unequalled depth of insight into daily life at every level of society

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Roger S. Bagnall is Professor of Classics and History atColumbia University. He has edited numerous papyri and ostraka andhis previous publications include Reading Papyri, WritingAncient History (1995), The Demography of Roman Egypt(1994) and Egypt in Late Antiquity (1993).

Peter Derow is Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient Historyat Wadham College, Oxford and Lecturer in Ancient History in theUniversity of Oxford. He has published on Hellenistic history andepigraphy and Roman republican history, and has a special interestin Polybius and dealings between Rome and the Greeks. He isco-editor with Robert Parker of Herodotus and his World: Essaysfrom a Conference in Memory of George Forrest (2003).

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