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Description: Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome
The notion that it is useful to define a new period of Greek history, the Hellenistic period, with the death of Alexander the Great is a relatively recent one. It owes its acceptance to a general recognition that his conquests drastically changed the circumstances of life, not only for the Greeks, but also for many of their neighbours. From the moment he became king of Macedon at the age of 20 in 336 BC he embarked on a whirlwind career...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.105-161

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