ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT. I. Macedonia. A. Philip of Macedon 1 . Macedonians lived in northern Greece a . Had remained a Monarchy as no political revolution (democracy) had occurred. 2 . Their heritage was heavily influenced by Greek culture and politics. I. Macedonia. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

I. MacedoniaA. Philip of Macedon1. Macedonians lived in northern Greecea. Had remained a Monarchy as no political revolution (democracy) had occurred.2. Their heritage was heavily influenced by Greek culture and politics

I. Macedonia

I. MacedoniaA. Philip of Macedon3. In 359 BC Phillip II takes the throne4. Philip had three life goals that he hoped to accomplish a. Created powerful Macedonian army b. Unite all of Greece under his rule c. Defeat the Persian Empire

I. MacedoniaA. Philip of Macedon5. The Peloponnesian War had left Greece weak and vulnerable and as a result, by 338 BC, Philip had conquered most of Greece6. Months before Philip could accomplish his last goals he was assassinated

II. Alexander the GreatII. Alexander the Great1. In 338 BC, Alexander became king at the age of twenty and decided to complete his fathers vision2. Educated by Aristotle, Alexander was well learned and wanted to combine the best of the worlds cultures

II. Alexander the GreatII. Alexander the Great3. By 334 BC, Alexander had captured Asia Minor from Persia4. His 37,000 man army included 5000 architects and engineers that assisted him in building cities across Asia.a. Did not only want to be known as a military ruler, but rather a ruler concerned with expanding knowledge of the world.

II. Alexander the Great

II. Alexander the GreatII. Alexander the Great5. By 327 BC, he had conquered the Middle East, Persian and had reached India6. His troops forced him to return to home, however he died in Persia of malaria 7. After his death, his empire was divided into three regions

II. Alexander the Great

10III. Hellenistic AgeAfter Alexanders death Greek culture (art, architecture and literature) continued to flourish in the Middle East and Asian regions of his empire.2. The adoption and combination of Greek culture among Middle Eastern culture was given the name Hellenism.

III. Hellenistic AgeGREEK CULTUREEGYPTIAN CULTURE

PERSIAN CULTURE

INDIAN CULTUREHELLENISM CHARTIII. Hellenistic Age3. Hellenistic comes from the Greek work to imitate Greeks4. Hellenistic culture spread due to trade among the united Alexander Empire.

Hellenic VS. Hellenistic Hellenic refers to the people who lived in classical Greece before the conquests of Philip. Greeks (Hellenic)were isolated and their civilization was termed classic because it was not heavily influenced by outside forces.

Hellenistic refers to Greeks and others who lived during the period after Alexander the Great's conquests. (mixture of civilizations)