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Unformatted text preview: HIEU 201 Sept 15 th , 2008 Alexander the Great & Hellenism 1. Philip II of Macedonia Conquers Greece a. Macedonians as barbarians anyone who didnt speak Greek? i. Court at Pallas ii. The Queen Mother b. Macedonian military supremacy i. Phalanx with longer spears & cavalry 1. 338 BC victory over Atheno Theban army at Chartonea (Boeotia) ii. Alexander was the cavalry commander for Philip c. Death of Philip i. Lion of Chartonea erected for soldiers who died at the battle of C 2. From Alexander III of Macedon to Alexander the Great of Alexander the God a. The historical Alexander the Great: 3 themes war; increase of despotism; policy of fusion i. Birth vision ii. Real father Zeus, rather than Philip iii. Temple? Burned because the God was paying much attention to Alex to care about the temple iv. When he was 10 someone brought a horse from ?, no one could ride, Alex could; so fond of the horse that he named a city after it v. Aristotle trained Alex in rhetoric and literature, and interested him in science, etc. His gift of Illiad v....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course HIEU 201 taught by Professor Ridenhour during the Spring '08 term at UVA.
- Spring '08