The Hellenistic Age (1923) by Various (Bury, Barber, Bevan & Tarn) [Classics]

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Post by LectorRecitator » January 16th, 2019, 5:21 pm


∙ Title: The Hellenistic Age, Aspects Of Hellenistic Civilization
∙ Author: Bury, John Bagnell (1861–1927), Barber, Eric Arthur (1888–1965), Bevan, Edwyn Robert (1870–1943), Tarn, William Woodthorpe (1869–1957)
∙ Publisher: Cambridge University Press
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: © 1923


A compilation of 4 essays written by distinguished scholars, each examining a different aspect of Hellenistic civilization, namely:

1. The Hellenistic Age and the History of Civilization — Bury, John Bagnell (1861–1927)
2. Alexandrian Literature — Barber, Eric Arthur (1888–1965)
3. Hellenistic Popular Philosophy — Bevan, Edwyn Robert (1870–1943)
4. The Social Question in the Third Century — Tarn, William Woodthorpe (1869–1957)

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140 pages, divided into 4 chapters of long length, plus 3 pages of Preface. No illustrations in text.
Total: 143 Pages

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