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1 By: Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H.S. Chappaqua, NY

2 Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C.E.

3 Alexander the Great s Empire

4 Alexander the Great in Persia

5 Building Greek Cities in the East

6 Pergamum: A New Hellenistic City Cosmopolitan Culture

7 Trade in the Hellenistic World

8 Library at Alexandria (333 B.C.E.)

9 Hellenic vs. Hellenistic Art

10 Hellenistic Philosophers Cynics Diogenes ignore social conventions & avoid luxuries. citizens of the world. live a humble, simple life. Epicurians Epicurus avoid pain & seek pleasure. all excess leads to pain! politics should be avoided.

11 Hellenistic Philosophers Stoics Zeno nature is the expansion of divine will. concept of natural law. get involved in politics, not for personal gain, but to perform virtuous acts for the good of all. true happiness is found in great achievements.

12 The Known World – 3c B.C.E.

13 Hellenism: The Arts & Sciences Scientists / Mathematicians: Aristarchus heliocentric theory. Euclid geometry. Archimedes pulley. Ptolemy geocentric theory.

14 Ptolemaic View of the Universe

15 The Breakup of Alexander s Empire

16 The Incursion of Rome into the Hellenistic World


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