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Lecture Five: The Hellenistic World Lecture Reading – Sherman, pages 82-96, Documents 3.1 and 3.2. I. Conquest of the Poleis - Macedonia rises A. Tribes unite under Philip 1. came up with new ideas to defeat hoplites a. increase length of hoplite spear (9 – 12 feet) b. men on sides to shoot arrows, sling shots, etc c. rolling cavalry d. catapults, battering rams B. Military Innovations provide success C. Greek responses vary 1. northern joined Philip to become stronger, southern did not (to be free) D. Greece conquered E. Philip II murdered II. Alexander’s Empire (killed everyone of his rivals to prevent what happened to his father Philip II) A. Alexander’s Military Exploits 1. Makes southern Greeks rejoin alliance a. slaughtered all people that opposed him at Thebes 2. Defeats Persians – still be free, but apart of the Greek Empire a. great navy, Alexander almost had no navy 3. Uses new methods/technology – like his father 4. Captures Phoenicia 5. Sweeps into Egypt B. Alexander’s Reputation
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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