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Slide 1 - Alexander the Great The Hellenistic Age
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Slide 3 - Alexander the Great Became king in 336 BCE after assassination of father Phillip II. After destroying Thebes and thus re-securing Greece under Macedonian rule, he began a long campaign against Persia. Defeated Darius III at the battles of Issus and Gaugamela. Died in 323 BCE of fever. Empire was divided among three of his top generals.
Slide 4 - Alexander’s Empire
Slide 5 - Alexander’s Legacy Spread Greek culture throughout his empire. Brought eastern influences to the west. (Prepared way for Christianity later.) Prepared the way for the later Roman Empire to be accepted. Built the famous city of Alexandria in Egypt which became a center of Hellenistic learning.
Slide 6 - Hellenistic Achievements Three new philosophies emerge- Cynicism- people should live simply according to nature. Epicureanism- people should avoid both pain and joy and live simply with a few close friends. Stoicism- people should avoid emotion and follow reason and logic.
Slide 7 - Achievements continued More comedic play writing. Eratosthenes estimated the world’s circumference to within 1%. Euclid wrote The Elements of Geometry. Archimedes invented the compound pulley and the principles of leverage.