Chapter 7: Part 2. Hellenistic Age. 1. Terminology. What does “Hellenistic” mean? Hellade = Greece “Hellenistic ” refers to a culture predominantly but not totally Greek.
Minoan 3000-1100 BCE
Mycenaean 1900-1100 BCE
Archaic Period 6th century
Classical Period 5th-4th century
Hellenistic Period late 4th c. - 2nd c.
(323 BCE-146 BCE)
Who was Alexander the Great?
a) an Athenian general
b) a Macedonian king
c) a Persian monarch
What are his achievements?
Battle of Issus against the Persian King Darius, 333 BCE
Cosmopolitan and eclectic:
During the Classical period…
Large metropolitan centers: Alexandria and Pergamum
Altar of Zeus at Pergamum, 170 BCE.
In Classical Greece:
light and shade
Jockey, 2nd c. BCE Old market woman ,2nd c BCE
Aphrodite, Eros and Pan, 100 BCE Barberini Faun, 200 BCE
Nike of Samothrace, 190 BCE
Greek religion in the Archaic/ Classical Period:
In the Classical period: