Alexander the Great and The Hellenistic Age. Early Life Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC...

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  • Alexander the Great and The Hellenistic Age
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  • Early Life Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC As a young boy, he was tutored by the great philosopher Aristotle Alexander was very well educated. He was good at all subjects
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  • Phillip II (Phillip the 2 nd ) His father was Philip II, King of Macedonia Phillip II wanted to expand the Macedonian kingdom and conquer Greece Alexander became king at 20 years old when Philip II was assassinated by his own bodyguard
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  • Macedon
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  • King Alexander When Alexander took the throne, he inherited a very strong army and continued his fathers mission to expand the kingdom Alexander was a brilliant commander and expanded the empire from Egypt and Greece all the way to the Indus Valley
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  • Alexanders Conquests
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  • Alexanders Kingdom
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  • Commander In Chief Alexander is considered to be one of the greatest military commanders of all-time He was undefeated in battle 10 major battles and over 100 smaller ones Alexanders army defeated King Darius and the Persians, which was the most powerful military at the time
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  • Decline Eventually, his army got tired and many decided to return to Macedonia after conquering so much land At age 32, he got sick and died suddenly
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  • Cultural Diffusion The conquests of Alexander the Great led to a significant amount of cultural diffusion This means culture was spread (or diffused) over a vast area Ideas, languages, religions, technologies, and much more moved from one place to another
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  • Hellenistic Age Lasted from about 324 BC 200 BC Greek culture mixes with the cultures of the Middle East, Northern Africa, and India Greek language and ideas are spread
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