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October 19, 2007 Alexander and the Hellenistic World Hellenistic Greece: timeline o 338: Philip II of Macedon takes control of Greece o 336-32: Alexander “the Great” King of Macedon 334-3: defeats Persian 332-1: Tyre and Gaza, Egypt (Alexandria 331) 327-5: Eastern campaign 323: dies in Babylon o 323-281: Diadochoi (“Successors”) give rise to two Hellenistic empires Seleucids in Asia (former Persian empire) Ptolemies in Egypt Alexandria: political/cultural capital o Greece: contested (leagues) o Rome: influence felt from 3 rd century o 146: Roman domination of Greece complete 46: Greece becomes Roman province of Achaia Hellenization o Political/social Polis-culture (agora, gymnasium, theater, etc.) Koine Greek: regularized Attic dialect Diplomacy, trade, literature; communication in cosmopolitan cities o Culture (drama, poetry, art, philosophy, etc.) Ex: Alexander: Aristotle; Iliad Diffusion of Hellenic influence Absorption of non-Greek influences
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3371 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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