History Notes Chapter 4

History Notes Chapter 4 - Portia Mellott History Notes...

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Portia Mellott History Notes Chapter 4 The Hellenistic World Hellenistic- The Hellenistic world was the world of Greeks and non-Greek easterners, and it resulted, in its own way, in a remarkable series of accomplishments that are sometimes underestimated. I. Macedonia and the Conquests of Alexander A. Philip and the Conquest of Greece 1. Philip’s plan A. Efficient army i. Army consisted of countrymen, sturdy peasants and shepherds. ii. Paid this professional army from the gold mines. iii. Long thrusting spears, strong calvary. 2. Con Athenian Reaction- Demosthenes A. Philippics - a series of orations in which he portrayed Philip as ruthless, deceitful, etc. 3. Pro Athenian Reaction- Isocrates A. Savior who would rescue the Greeks from themselves by uniting them and organizing the entire Greek world in a crusade against the common enemy, the Persians. 4. Allied with Thebes and some other smaller states, Athens fought the Macedonians at the Battle of Chaeronea, near Thebes, in 338 B.C. 5.
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