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War in the East 08/10/2008 12:21:00 I Alexander the Great (356-323) Seeing a statue of Alexander the Great in Spain, Julius Caesar became upset  because at the age when Alexander had already taken over the world (30),  Caesar had done nothing. Many powerful people afterwards tried to look and act like Alexander the  Great About 200 BC, we see this trend of imitating Alexander really spread, new  trend after old Roman tradition of imitating ancestors Between 800-400BC, cities in Greece had colonized the islands around the  area, but had never unified under one banner, small city-states instead. These city states all fell to Phillip II (Macedonian), a military and political  genius, he played htem all against each other, his son was Alexander, who,  with an army of greeks and Macedonians, overthrew the Persian empire and  fought to India and back in a 12 year whirlwind.  This age of Alexander’s rule  was known as the Hellenistic age.  After his death, his generals fought over  the scraps of the kingdom. o Three regions Egypt (kingdom), contained Cyprus and much of Syria, capital in  Alexandria, The Ptolomeic dynasty Syria-contained most of southern Asia and turkey, capital at  Antioch, Seleucid dynasty Macedon- north of Greece, some sovereignty over mainland  Greece and Asia minor Boundaries were very fluid o There were also smaller minor kingdoms such as btihynia, pontus, etc..  and many Greeek cities remained independent, Athens, Sparta,  Rhodes, etc o There were also some small leagues of cities  o Balance was maintained with precarious, easily changed friendships II Into Greece Across the Adriatic sea from rome there is an area controlled by the Illyria.  (tribes) There were two Illyrian wars once Rome became allies with Tarentum.
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