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Key for Quiz 9 - The Greek dynasty that ruled Hellenistic...

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Key for Quiz 9: Classical Greek sculptures typically featured figures in relaxed, naturalistic poses. Philip II of Macedon was able to dominate Greece in the mid-4th century BCE in part because he, cleverly exploited conflict over the sacred site of Delphi, instituted reforms of the military and the warrior aristocracy, and played Athens and Thebes against each other The Greek statesman and politician Demosthenes became convinced that peace with Macedon was impossible. A common policy of Alexander and his successors toward conquered territories outside Greece was to found new colonies there that mixed together Greeks from different poleis.
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Unformatted text preview: The Greek dynasty that ruled Hellenistic Egypt was established by one of Alexander’s generals. The other long-lived Hellenistic kingdom was founded by Seleukos. The Mimes of Herondas, like the mass-produced Hellenistic figurines, reflect contemporary interest in realistic scenes from daily life. Kallimachos’s Hymn to Apollo was written for the royal court at the center of Hellenistic culture in Alexandria; the “King” referred to in the poem is Ptolemy. The Parthenon housed a statue of Athena by Pheidias....
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