HELLENISTIC CULTURE AND SOCIETY

General Editors: Anthony W. Bulloch, Erich S. Gruen, A.A. Long, and Andrew F. Stewart

I.Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age, by Peter Green
II.Hellenism in the East: The Interaction of Greek and Non-Greek Civilizations from Syria to Central Asia after Alexander, edited by Amélie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White
III.The Question of “Eclecticism”: Studies in Later Greek Philosophy, edited by J.M. Dillon and A.A. Long
IV.Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic State, by Richard A. Billows
V.A History of Macedonia, by R. Malcolm Errington, translated by Catherine Errington
VI.Attic Letter-Cutters of 229 to 86 B.C., by Stephen V. Tracy
VII.The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World, by Luciano Canfora
VIII.Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind, by Julia E. Annas
IX.Hellenistic History and Culture, edited by Peter Green
X.The Best of the Argonauts: The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book One of Apollonius’ Argonautica, by James J. Clauss
XI.Faces of Power: Alexander’s Image and Hellenistic Politics, by Andrew Stewart
XII.Images and Ideologies: Self-definition in the Hellenistic World, edited by Anthony W. Bulloch, Erich S. Gruen, A.A. Long, and Andrew Stewart
XIII.From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire, by Susan Sherwin-White and Amélie Kuhrt
XIV.Regionalism and Change in the Economy of Independent Delos, 314–167 B.C., by Gary Reger
XV.Hegemony to Empire: The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East from 148 to 62 B.C., by Robert Kallet-Marx
XVI.Moral Vision in The Histories of Polybius, by Arthur M. Eckstein
XVII.The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor, by Getzel M. Cohen
XVIII.Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 337–90 B.C., by Sheila L. Ager
XIX.Theocritus’s Urban Mimes: Mobility, Gender, and Patronage, by Joan B. Burton
XX.Athenian Democracy in Transition: Attic Letter-Cutters of 340 to 290 B.C., by Stephen V. Tracy
XXI.Pseudo-Hecataeus, “On the Jews”: Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora, by Bezalel Bar-Kochva
XXII.Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World, by Kent J. Rigsby
XXIII.The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy, edited by R. Bracht Branham and Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé
XXIV.The Politics of Plunder: Aitolians and Their Koinon in the Early Hellenistic Era, 279–217 B.C., by Joseph B. Scholten
XXV.The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodios, translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green

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From Alexander to Jesus
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Hellenistic Culture and Society iv
  • Title Page vii
  • Contents x
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Son of Man, Son of God 9
  • 2 - In the Footsteps of Herakles 27
  • 3 - The Passage to India 39
  • 4 - Symbiosis 56
  • 5 - Amazon Queen 78
  • 6 - Post Mortem 87
  • 7 - Alexander and the End of Days 104
  • 8 - Alexander and Jesus 123
  • Conclusion 147
  • Appendix A - Alexander and David 151
  • Appendix B - Sacrifices and Other Religious Matters in the Alexander Histories 155
  • Appendix C - Alexander Alcoholicus 163
  • Notes 167
  • References 217
  • Index 233
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