The editor: Daniel Ogden has published several books on
diverse aspects of ancient social history, including Polygamy, Prostitutes
and Death: the Hellenistic Dynasties (CPW/Duckworth, 1999).
The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular
than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to
that popularity. Here are fourteen new perspectives on the period
from a distinguished and international group of scholars. Their
varied papers are grouped together around five themes: Structure
and System; King and Court; Family and Kinship; Landscape and People;
Art and Image. The book is conceived as a sister-volume to CPW's
sucessful Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence, edited
by Nick Fisher and Hans van Wees (1998).