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Alexander the Great. Spread of Hellenism. Macedonia. Macedonia was a former Greek colony King Phillip II of Macedonia deeply respected Greek technology and learning Hired Greek experts to tutor his son Alexander Alexander is a “Greek” by proxy

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alexander the great

Alexander the Great

Spread of Hellenism

macedonia
Macedonia
  • Macedonia was a former Greek colony
  • King Phillip II of Macedonia deeply respected Greek technology and learning
  • Hired Greek experts to tutor his son Alexander
  • Alexander is a “Greek” by proxy
  • Stirred the turd between city-states to create disunity
  • Conquered Greek city-states under Macedonian rule
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Alexander the Great
  • Really Alex of Macedon
  • Inherits throne at 20 after dad is assassinated
  • By 34 had conquered Asia Minor, Egypt, Persia using phalanx and crossbow
  • Spread Greek culture and Macedonian genes, officers encouraged to marry locals
  • Rebuilt cities in Asia in Greek style
  • Named multiple cities after himself
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Cultural diffusion of diverse areas + Greek culture called…
  • HELLENISM
  • Why study Alexander the Great?
  • Great general….take military history
  • Spread and preserved Greek culture and technology
  • Such as…anesthesia, Euclidean geometry
  • Archimedes and the lever, double pulley, catapult
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Why did it end?
  • Empire too large?
  • He drank too much, was poisoned, left no heir?
who is next in line
Who is next in line???
  • The Romans
  • Chapter 5
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