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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


History 104

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


Arsinoe ii ca 277bc

Arsinoe II (ca. 277BC)


Arsinoe ii

Arsinoe II


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


The hellenistic world ca 280

The Hellenistic World, ca. 280


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


The barberini faun ca 200

The “Barberini Faun”, ca.200


Nike of samothrace ca 190

Nike of Samothrace, ca. 190


Dying gaul ca 230

Dying Gaul, ca. 230


Gaul and wife ca 230

Gaul and wife, ca. 230


Boxer ca 100 50

Boxer, ca. 100-50


Laocoon group 175 150bc

Laocoon group, 175-150BC?


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