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Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World

by Sheila Ager & Reimer Faber

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The Hellenistic period was a time of unprecedented cultural exchange. In the wake of Alexander’s conquests, Greeks and Macedonians began to encounter new peoples, new ideas, and new ways of life; consequently, this era is generally considered to have been one of unmatched cosmopolitanism. For many individuals, however, the broadening of horizons brought with it an identity crisis and a sense of being adrift in a world that had undergone a radical structural change.

Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World presents essays by leading international scholars who consider how the cosmopolitanism of the Hellenistic age also brought about tensions between individuals and communities, and between the small local community and the mega-community of oikoumene, or ‘the inhabited earth.’ With a range of social, artistic, economic, political, and literary perspectives, the contributors provide a lively exploration of  the tensions and opportunities of life in the Hellenistic Mediterranean.

About the Authors

Sheila Ager

Sheila L. Ager is an associate professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo.

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Reimer Faber

Riemer A. Faber is a professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo.
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