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What was the main cause of the
What was the significant effect of the
What are the drawbacks of wanting to be
Alexander the Great and
After the Peloponnesian War
Athens and Sparta are both weak
Macedonia is located to the north,
and sees Greece falling apart
Phillip II of Macedon sees a golden
opportunity to expand his empire
Greeks are disorganized and easily fall
Macedonia and Greece
Alexander the Great
After Phillips death in 336 BCE, his son
Alexander rises to power
Alexander expands the empire to
cover from Greece, to Egypt, and the
outskirts of India.
As he expands the empire, he expands
the cultural influence of Greece
Cities all over the Empire
were named Alexandria in
Alexanders conquest and trade spread Greek and other cultures The mix of Greek culture with Egyptian,
Indian, and Persian culture became known as the Hellenistic culture
Responsible for making Alexandria, Egypt, the new home of learning and knowledge Museums, libraries, other buildings
Meeting place for international community of culture
What did Alexander the Great model his newly conquered cities after?
How did Alexander treat conquered people? Give examples of this treatment.
What was the Hellenistic Era? What cultures made up the Hellenistic Era?
What was the new center of Greek culture? What did it have that made it a center of learning?
What happened to Alexanders empire after he died?
Advancements made it unique
Wide streets split into blocks (Indian
Statues of gods sculpted in public (Greek)
Lighthouse of Alexandria made for ships
to navigate at all hours of the day
The Library at Alexandria held many works
and old papyrus rolls
Promoted learning and writing
Observatory built, people observe the size
of planets, the sun, etc
Accurately measured the size of Earth
Ptolemy develops geocentric model of
Philosophic Advancements Stoicismbelieved the world was run by
divine power People should live by natural law and harmony
Epicureanismbelieved the world is made of atoms and ruled by the gods Gods dont care about humans
Art changes from idealistic to realistic Emotional faces and new subjects
Hellenistic culture spread until around 150 BCE when Rome became the new place to be
HELLENISM SPREAD THROUGH TRADE