Jews and Judaism
Amazon. Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews by Victor Tcherikover. The Amazon page contains a long review by Kevin Morrow, a graduate student in Near Eastern Studies.
As Tcherikover stated throughout the book, many people place too high an estimate on the cultural influences of Hellenism in the Middle East without commenting on the Oriental side of the issue. It is difficult if not impossible to weigh the amount of influence on either side, but Tcherikover provides an excellent treatment on the topic.
Women and gender
"From Courtesans to Cleopatra: The Portrayal of Women in Hellenistic Art and Literature" student essay by unknown author. Citations from Menander and Theocritus.
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