Historical overviews

Amazon. Polygamy, Prostitutes and Death: The Hellenistic Dynasties by Daniel Ogden (1999). Academic pricing.

What a fantastic title! I haven't read the book, but I want its spine on my shelf as soon as possible. [Ed., in funy mood.]

Reviewed by Waldemar Heckel, BMCR 1-3-2.

"In this book, Daniel Ogden attempts to come to grips with the dynastic problems of succession and legitimacy at the courts of the Macedonian and Hellenistic kings, where polygamy or serial monogamy resulted in numerous candidates for the throne but rules of political inheritance were virtually non-existent."

Hellenistic Greece: The Three Empires by Richard Hooker.

Web Archive Hellenistic Rulers, with some nice coins (e.g. of Philetairos). A history page for a variant of play-by-email diplomacy.

List of Hellenistic Rulers (by Monarchy) from The Age of Alexander (Prof. Murray, USF)

Web Archive Chronology of Greek History After the Peloponnesian War (to 146 B.C.)

The Complete Petra. My web guide to Petra, capital of the Nabataean's Hellenistic kingdom and later an important Roman city.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook. Choice collection of links.

Abstract: "The Epigraphy of Hellenistic Asia Minor: A Survey of Recent Research (1992-1999)" by John Ma, American Journal of Archaeology v. 104.1 (2000).

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, "The Hellenistic World and Its Economic Development." American Historical Association presidential address 1935. Summary of his famous work.

"Cultural Transition and Spiritual Transformation: From Alexander the Great to Cyberspace," by David Ulansey (Forthcoming in Myth, Psyche, and Politics, Routledge, 1999)

The battle of Raphia, 217 BC from "Warfare in Hellas", part of Hellas:Net by Martijn Moerbeek.

"Separation Movements in Asia" from the History Section of Hellas:Net by Martijn Moerbeek (gorgeous site).

Welcome to Ancient Thrace, by Christopher Webber, has lots of Hellenistic stuff (e.g. Lysimachus).

If you enjoy this site you may like these other sites by me:

Ancient Library and the Wiki Classical Dictionary. My exciting new site about the ancient world, with thousands of pages of reference works and an interactive classical dictionary

Cleopatra on the Web. Comprehensive guide to Cleopatra VII of Egypt in history and the Western imagination

Alexander the Great on the Web. Over 1,000 links and 200 images of the Macedonian conqueror