By Sheila Ager, Reimer Faber
The Hellenistic interval was once a time of unparalleled cultural trade. within the wake of Alexander’s conquests, Greeks and Macedonians started to come upon new peoples, new rules, and new methods of lifestyles; as a result, this period is usually thought of to were one among unequalled cosmopolitanism. for plenty of members, despite the fact that, the broadening of horizons introduced with it an id challenge and a feeling of being adrift in an international that had passed through an intensive structural change.
Belonging and Isolation within the Hellenistic World offers essays by means of major foreign students who reflect on how the cosmopolitanism of the Hellenistic age additionally led to tensions among participants and groups, and among the small area people and the mega-community of oikoumene, or ‘the inhabited earth.’ With a number social, inventive, fiscal, political, and literary views, the individuals offer a full of life exploration of the tensions and possibilities of lifestyles within the Hellenistic Mediterranean.