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The Hellenistic Period

Summary: Describes Alexander the Great's impact in the hellenistic period and descripes the political and social life during that period. Explores the central characteristics of the Hellenistic period.
The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC marks the beginning of the Hellenistic Period and covers 300 years to the invasion of Egypt by the Romans. The word Hellenic refers only to the Greeks, but the term Hellenistic refers to `the Greek-influenced societies that arose in the wake of Alexander's conquest' (Sacks, 105). The Hellenistic world extended from Greece all the way to Afghanistan and resulted in the beginning of the mass spreading of Greek culture. Its central characteristics were the mass empires created by Alexander and his successors, the mingling of Greek and other cultures and the diffusion of religions

The conquests of Alexander the Great

Alexander won a reputation for military genius when he became king of Macedon after the murder of his father. He undertook the long term dream of his father to punish the Persians for their invasion of Greece, almost 150 years earlier. Little by...

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