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Hist012507 lecture 6 - Hist. 2a Lecture 6: The Hellenistic...

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Hist. 2a Lecture 6: The Hellenistic World Alexander of Macedon [356-323 BC] The Greek poleis and Macedon Philip II of Macedon [382-336 BC] o The Macedonian army o Infantry men armed with pikes and calvary worked together o Olympias [wife of Philip II], had political influence Macedonian Expansion, 359-338 BC The Campaigns of Alexander, 334-324 BC 1 st phase: takes Asia minor, Persian fleet, did what no other Greek commander had done 2 nd phase: chases Persian armies into Mesopotamia, pursues derias but just misses catching him o Far more ambitious than what father had in mind 3 rd phase: marches into central asia, only fact that men are too tired that he returns back home, defeated many armies, “Alexander the Great” Hellenistic period [323-30 BC] Death of Alexander [323 BC] to Roman conquest of Egypt [30 BC] o Classical ideal: Government by citizens Amateur soldiers Restrictions of women was in many ways overthrown Change vs. continuity governors [satrap]
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course HIST 2a taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at UC Merced.

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Hist012507 lecture 6 - Hist. 2a Lecture 6: The Hellenistic...

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