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The Hellenistic Legacy. Alexander the Great. Alexander slashing the Gordian Knot. Alexander’s Empire after his death. Alexander’s Legacy. Ironically, not political, but cultural. Hellenistic Contributions. Artistic, Philosophical & Scientific Accomplishment. Philosophy… Epicurians - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Hellenistic LegacyAlexander the Great

Alexander slashing the Gordian Knot

Alexanders Empire after his deathIronically, not political, but culturalAlexanders LegacyHellenistic Contributions

Artistic, Philosophical & Scientific AccomplishmentPhilosophyEpicuriansCynicsStoics

ScienceAristarchus of Samos -called the "Hellenistic Copernicus." Euclid -geometry.-synthesis of the discoveries of othersGalen, the first to practice human dissectionArchimedes, Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth Why? Such Success in Cultural Achievements

Alexander as patron ($)Intellectual inquiry - the fusion of Chaldean (Mesopotamia) and Egyptian science with the learning of the Greeks. New interest in luxury and the demand for practical knowledge

Ironically, not political, but cultural

Hellenistic Synthesis: Golden AgeAlexanders Legacy