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The Spread of Hellenistic Culture. Review. Alexander’s empire spanned over Asia (Middle East, the Indus), Africa (Egypt), and Europe (Greece). Compare and contrast the cultures: . ASIA. AFRICA. Europe. Think – Pair – Share . Why would Alexander need to unify his empire?.

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Review
Review

Alexander’s empire

spanned over Asia

(Middle East,

the Indus), Africa

(Egypt), and Europe

(Greece). Compare

and contrast the cultures:

ASIA

AFRICA

Europe


Think pair share
Think – Pair – Share

Why would Alexander need to unify his empire?


Alexander spreads greek culture
Alexander Spreads Greek Culture

  • Even after Alexander’s death, cities once in Alexander’s empire continued to share an interest in trade, common language, and culture.


Hellenistic
Hellenistic

“Greek Fusion”

  • Hellenistic culture was a blend of Greek and Persian, Indian, and Egyptian cultures.

  • Koine – a version of Greek; a common language


Alexandria
Alexandria

  • Major trading city on the Nile

  • International “melting pot”


Alexandria s attractions
Alexandria’s Attractions

  • Lighthouse

  • Museum & Library

  • Temple for the Muses

  • Gallery, zoo, botanical garden

  • Alexander’s tomb


Science technology
Science & Technology

  • Theorized that the sun was larger than Greece (300x the earth)

  • Theorized that the earth revolves around the sun

  • Ptolemy theorized that the sun revolves around the earth

  • Estimated Earth’s circumference

  • Estimated the value of pi ∏

  • Archimedes screw (raised water from the ground) invented


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