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HIEU201Lecture09 - HIEU 201 Sept 15th 2008 Alexander the...

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HIEU 201 Sept 15 th , 2008 Alexander the Great & Hellenism 1. Philip II of Macedonia Conquers Greece a. Macedonians as “barbarians” – anyone who didn’t 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.
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