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The Hellenistic World April 13, 2010
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Context of Macedonia’s Rise Greek city-states weakened in wake of the Peloponnesian War Macedonia seen as a backward area; outside “civilization” Continued fighting in Sparta, Athens, Thebes Greek states accepted a peace treaty brokered by Persia in 386 BCE
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The Rise of Philip II (359-336 BCE) Spent 3 years in Thebes studying Greek military methods Exploited gold mines in Macedonia to build a large army Greeks divided about whether Philip threatened them or could unite them against Persia
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From Philip II to Alexander Philip II ruled Greeks’ foreign affairs but left domestic issues to the Greek states Dreamed of conquering Persia Philip II assassinated in 336 BCE – son Alexander takes over
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Alexander’s Conquests (334 – 323 BCE) Smaller, poorer army than Persians Used soldiers from Greece and other subjugated lands Refused peace treaty with Persia (331 BCE) Took Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Persia Army finally weakened in India
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course HCMC 1273149 taught by Professor Lethithuylinh during the Spring '10 term at Alamance Community College.

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