Notes #2 - Lecture#9 Conquest Topics The legacy of...

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Lecture #9 Conquest 23/09/2007 21:44:00 Topics The legacy of Alexander the Great The Macedoniian Conquest Philip II, 359-336 o Olympias o Amphipolis and Pydna o Demonstheses Royal Family o Philip had 3 wives Cleopatra Son = Alexander 2 unknown the child he has with one woman is messed up and so he  is unfit to rule. The other child doesn’t make it out of infancy o At a party Alexander is egging his father on, and Philip gets up to  punish his son, but since is is so drunk he falls over, and Alexander  says, “this is the man that is going to take you into Asia.” o At the Wedding a crazed noble jumps out of the crowd and kills the  king. Theen Olympias orders that the crazed noble be put to death.  She also orders that Olympias and General Attalus and the infant son  be put to death. o Alexander is the heir to the throne and he is 19 Alexander the Great 336-323 o Thebes Pindar’s House
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o  Very quickly he conquers a shitload of territory Egypt Grain belt Mesopotamia Phoenicia Take over the Persian Empire He takes on the dress and etiquette of these people. Marries a Persian princess o Declares himself the son of Zeus o He drank a lot and one day he went into a coma and he died with no  heirs. Alexanders Legacy o Political The successor Kingdoms Seleucid Ptolemy (Alexandria, Egypt) Greatest centers of Greek culture and creativity. Macedonian Ancient Rome Earliest Knowledge of Rome o Archaeology – Palatine Hill Draining of Swamps for the forum c.600
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o Overthrow of Monarchy (Tarquin?) c.509 o You can do anything but you cant be a king, In Rome Punic Wars o Carthage Phoenician background First Punic War 264-241 Poenus Second Punic War 218-201 Hannibal Scipio Africanus Greece and Macedonia 215-180’s o They conquer both of them very quickly The Ancient Near East 133-30; Gaul 50 They build their empire all the way around the Mediterranean Sea, which was  considered their ocean.
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Lecture #10 - The Roman Republic 23/09/2007 21:44:00 The Development of the Republic c. 509-287 Legacy of the Tarquin Monarchy (end 509) Original Roman “Classes” o Patrician (Aristocrats) o Plebian o Clientage System Relationship between the 2 groups. The local patrician will give  the plebian economic help and protection. In return, the plebian  will give them political support.  Aristocratic government after 509 o Consuls o Senate o Assembly Made up of plebian citizens, that are elected in some way. o
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