Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age: A Short History by Peter Green

By Peter Green

The publication starts with the character and achievements of alexander the nice, and keeps with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many very important advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a movement from the general public to the non-public and a brand new individualist ethos; an incredible progress in slavery, and for that reason a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the motivation to innovate; a transforming into hole among wealthy and bad; a turning out to be style for luxurious

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