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By Angelos Chaniotis

The old international that Alexander the nice remodeled in his lifetime was once remodeled once again by means of his loss of life. 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 In outdated Greece a delicate stability of energy used to be constantly disturbed through wars. Then, from the overdue 3rd century, the army and diplomatic strength of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each of the post-Alexandrian political buildings.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) used to be then one in every of fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles by means of small polities to continue an phantasm of independence. but it used to be additionally a interval of development, prosperity, and highbrow success. an enormous community unfold of exchange, 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 loss of life and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the demise of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social buildings, financial tendencies, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, maybe, modernity began.

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