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I am trying fruitlessly to remember the term for the late Greek world of the 2nd to 4th century CE. Not Ptolemaic or Alexandrian or Graeco-Roman.  ANother one.  Help?

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sovay
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:03 am (UTC)
Not Ptolemaic or Alexandrian or Graeco-Roman.

I think "late antiquity" is too broad, but just in case?
dalaruan
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:18 am (UTC)
Spätantike
Yes, "Late Antiquity" is correct.
drplokta
Sep. 9th, 2016 07:12 am (UTC)
Surely Late Antiquity includes Rome as well as Greece.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
Hellenistic?
nineweaving
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:57 am (UTC)
Looked it up. Historically, the Hellenistic period (323 BCE-31 BCE) runs from death of Alexander the Great to the Battle of Actium and the conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt. Literarily, the surviving "Hellenistic romances" date from the first centuries of the Common Era. Very confusing.

Nine

Edited at 2016-09-09 08:13 am (UTC)
drplokta
Sep. 9th, 2016 07:11 am (UTC)
Wikipedia refers to that period as "Roman Greece". But that may be too similar to Graeco-Roman.

Edited at 2016-09-09 07:12 am (UTC)
crowleycrow
Sep. 9th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
"Hellenistic" is the word i was looking for. Elsewhere someone suggested "Hellenic" which looked okay but subtly not right but eventually promped "Hellenistic" -- which rightly or wrongly is what I couldn't remember.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 26th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
John Romer's old (great) BBC documentary on the seven wonders of the ancient world had this unforgettable line:

Hellenistic, even the name is derogatory, it means "sort of like Greek".

crowleycrow
Sep. 26th, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, true -- thanks.
dragowicz
Sep. 26th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
Alexander's Ragged-Time-Band...
EV
crowleycrow
Sep. 26th, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC)
!!
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