Chapter 4 - The Hellenistic World I. The Rise of Macedonia...

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-1 The Hellenistic World I. The Rise of Macedonia and the Conquests of Alexander *Philip II brought Macedonia to power and established a large army that soon beat Greece A. Alexander the Great *The Conquests of Alexander - invaded Persia in 334 B.C. with inadequate troops and funds - by 333 B.C. all of western Asia Minor was controlled by Alexander - by 332 B.C. Syria, Palestine and Egypt were all under his control - conquered all of Persian by 330 B.C. - died in 323 B.C. at the age of 32 * The Legacy of Alexander - brave and reckless fighter - said to of tried to be like Achilles in the Illiad - left a cultural legacy- spread Greek culture throughout the near East II. The World of the Hellenistic Kingdoms * after Alexander died 4 Hellenistic kingdoms emerged as successors - Macedonia under Antigonid dynasty -Syria and the lands to the east under the Seleucids -Attalid kingdom of Pergamum in western Asia Minor - Egypt under the Ptolemies -ALL WERE CONQUERED BY ROME * accepted monarchy as new fact of political life
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Chapter 4 - The Hellenistic World I. The Rise of Macedonia...

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