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  • Hellenistic Culture

    Alexander the Great

    and Hellenism

    Copyright Clara Kim 2007. All rights reserved.

  • Alexander the Great Son of Phillip II the

    king of Macedon

    He conquered most of Greece

    Alexander will establish an empire from Greece to Egypt and up to the edge of India

    He adopted Greek Culture and spread Hellenism throughout his empire.

  • Hellenistic Culture

    It is the blend of Greek culture

    with Egyptian, Persian and

    Indian influences

  • Alexandria

    An African city which was the center for trade and Hellenistic culture.

    This city

    became an


    community with

    a mix of

    customs and


  • Ancient Library of Alexandria

    Contained a collection of 500,000 papyrus scrolls and masterpieces of ancient literature

    Was the first true research library in the world

    Scholars produced commentaries on ancient worlds of literature.

  • Science and Technology

    Astronomy- Aristarchus

    estimated that the sun was

    300 times bigger than Earth

    and that the sun was the

    center of the universe

    Nobody accepted this

    theory. Instead they

    thought the Earth was the

    center of the universe

  • Math and Physics

    Euclid Opened

    the school for

    geometry in




    estimated the

    value of pi ( ).

  • Philosophy SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT:

    1. Stoicism

    the belief that there was a divine power that controlled the universe

    Believed everyone should live in harmony with natural law

    2. Epicureanism

    - taught that the universe was made of atoms and ruled by gods who didnt care about humans

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