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  • Chapter 5.5 The Spread of Hellenistic Culture
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  • Why are we studying this? Hellenistic culture, a blend of Greek and other influences, flourished throughout Greece, Egypt, and Asia.
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  • Why are we studying this? Western civilization today continues to be influenced by diverse cultures.
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  • SET The United States is called a Salad Bowl. Why is the United States called The Salad Bowl of the world? Give Examples
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  • Hellenistic Culture PersianIndian Greek Egypt
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  • Alexanders Empire Greece on Foreign Soil
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  • City of Alexandria Trade and Diversity Located on Nile Delta Center of commerce + million people International community
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  • City of Alexandria Great Attractions Broad streets, statues of gods Royal palaces Coffin of Alexander Lighthouse Depiction of the Lighthouse at Alexandria
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  • City of Alexandria Great Attractions Museum Art galleries Zoo Gardens Library Reconstruction of the library at Alexandria
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  • Science & Technology Astronomy Aristarchus of Samos Estimated sun was 300x larger than the earth Proposed that Earth and planets revolve around the sunNOT ACCEPTED!
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  • Science & Technology Astronomy Eratosthenes Closely calculated the earths size Computed circumference to be 24,662 miles accurate within 1% Used geometry to calculate
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  • Science & Technology Math & Physics Euclid Highly regarded mathematician Opened school of Geometry at Alexandria Wrote The Elements : contained 465 geometry propositions and proofs Euclid
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  • Science & Technology Math & Physics Archimedes Estimated the value of pi Law of the lever: invented the compound pulley Invented the screwa device for raising water The Screwan invention of Archimedes
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  • Hellenistic Art Realism in Sculpture Statues to honor gods, commemorate heroes, portray people Colossus of Rhodes Winged Victory of Samothrace More realistic, natural, and emotional Colossus of Rhodes Winged Victory of Samothrace
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  • Putting it altogether Hellenistic Culture Museums/Libraries Sciences Mathematics Art