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Hellenistic CultureAlexander the Great and HellenismCopyright Clara Kim 2007. All rights reserved.1

2Alexander the GreatSon of Phillip II the king of MacedonHe conquered most of GreeceAlexander will establish an empire from Greece to Egypt and up to the edge of IndiaHe adopted Greek Culture and spread Hellenism throughout his empire.


4Hellenistic CultureIt is the blend of Greek culture with Egyptian, Persian and Indian influences

5AlexandriaAn African city which was the center for trade and Hellenistic culture.This city became an international community with a mix of customs and traditions6


9Ancient Library of AlexandriaContained a collection of 500,000 papyrus scrolls and masterpieces of ancient literatureWas the first true research library in the worldScholars produced commentaries on ancient worlds of literature.


12Science and TechnologyAstronomy- Aristarchus estimated that the sun was 300 times bigger than Earth and that the sun was the center of the universeNobody accepted this theory. Instead they thought the Earth was the center of the universe


14Math and PhysicsEuclid Opened the school for geometry in AlexandriaArchimedes accurately estimated the value of pi ( ).

15PhilosophySCHOOLS OF THOUGHT:1. Stoicism the belief that there was a divine power that controlled the universeBelieved everyone should live in harmony with natural law2. Epicureanism - taught that the universe was made of atoms and ruled by gods who didnt care about humans

16Pictures CitedSlide 2 http://www.crystalinks.com/alexandermen.jpgSlide 3 http://www.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/alexander-l.jpgSlide 4 http://bp2.blogger.comSlide 5 http://www.ancientsculpturegallery.com/images/227.jpgSlide 7 http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/rs/7lighthouse.gifSlide 8 http://www.vjv.com/destinations/africa/egypt/heritage-egypt/images/heritage-egypt1.jpgSlide 9 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/026019/f4/77249-v6.gifSlide 10 http://www.history-magazine.com/lib-alexandria.gifSlide 11 http://students.aces.uiuc.edu/system/files/Bibliotheca_Alexandrina.jpegSlide 12 http://www.alia.org.au/groups/active/presentations/alexandria.jpgSlide 13 http://asymptotia.com/wp-images/2006/08/solar_system_diag.jpgSlide 14 http://www.iaaa.org/pulsar/pictures/mayjun02/ring-galaxy-j-tuccr.jpgSlide 15 http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/archimedes270a.jpg