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By R. Malcolm Errington

A background of the Hellenistic international presents an enticing examine the Macedonian monarchies within the interval following the reign of Alexander the good, and examines their effect at the Greek world.
•Offers a in actual fact prepared narrative with specific emphasis on kingdom and governmental structures
•Makes wide use of inscriptions in translation to demonstrate the continued power of the Greek urban states ahead of the Roman conquest
•Emphasizes the categorical Macedonian origins of all energetic members within the construction of the Hellenistic world
•Highlights the relationships among Greek city-states and Macedonian monarchies

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One day he visited the upper world in his chariot drawn by four handsome coal-black steeds. He saw a beautiful maiden, named Persephone, whom we call Proserpine, gathering flowers in a meadow. Pluto at once bore her off to his kingdom of darkness and married her. Thus she became the queen of the lower world. This made life much pleasanter for Pluto, but it was very hard for Proserpine. She loved sunshine and flowers, and she grieved for them so much that at last Jupiter took pity upon her and persuaded Pluto to let her come back to the land of light for a part of every year.

It was soon found out who he really was and Priam heartily welcomed him home. Meantime, Venus had not forgotten her promise. She advised Paris to sail to Greece, where he would find the most beautiful woman in the world. This was Helen, the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. Paris went to Sparta and with the help of Venus won the heart of Helen and took her away with him to Troy.

Wild vines were covered with blossoms and the air was filled with their fragrance. But while the Muses were singing their sweetest songs, a golden apple suddenly fell among the gods and goddesses. It had been thrown by the goddess of discord, who was angry because she had not been asked to the wedding. " At once the goddesses, led by Mercury, sped through the air to Mount Ida to find Paris. Paris was a son of Priam, the king of a rich and powerful city called Troy, which was opposite Greece on the shore of the Ægean Sea.

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