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History 104. Hellenistic Art and Culture. 1 Q. Write your full name. Hellenistic Society. Opportunities grow bureaucracies, armies For women too education some public offices in return for liturgies. Arsinoe II (ca. 277BC). Arsinoe II. Problems of Power. Much emigration

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History 104

History 104

Hellenistic Art and Culture


1 Q

  • Write your full name


Hellenistic society
Hellenistic Society

  • Opportunities grow

    • bureaucracies, armies

  • For women too

    • education

    • some public offices in return for liturgies




Problems of power
Problems of Power

  • Much emigration

  • Many mercenaries

    • cleruchies

  • Problems of loyalty

  • What about the non-Greeks?

    • segregation of Greek population vs. adopting local customs



Art and culture in the hellenistic world
Art and Culture in the Hellenistic World

  • Alexandria – the new intellectual center

    • The Library

  • Athens – still very prominent

  • Hellenistic kingdoms allow arts and sciences to flourish through royal patronage

    • self-promotion of kings

    • patronage has its disadvantages...


Hellenistic culture and alexandria
Hellenistic Culture and Alexandria

  • Arts

    • Theocritus

    • Callimachus

  • Scholarship

    • Aristarchus

  • Science

    • Eratosthenes

    • Euclid

  • Medicine

    • Herophilus

    • Erasistratus


Hellenistic art
Hellenistic Art

  • “Realism” vs. “idealism”

  • A wider range of subjects

  • High drama

  • Political tools


Monumental architecture
Monumental Architecture

  • “Wonders of the World”

    • Colossus of Rhodes

    • Pharos of Alexandria

    • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus








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