Alexander The Great Hellenism Essay

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The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC starts the beginning of the Hellenistic Period and covers 300 years to the invasion of Egypt by the Romans. The word Hellenic only pertains to just Greeks, but the term Hellenistic means the Greek-influenced groups that arose in the wake of Alexander's conquest. The Hellenistic world extended from Greece all the way to Afghanistan and resulted in the beginning of the mass spreading of Greek culture. Three reasons how Hellenism affected the antient world are Alexander the Great, Macedonian expansion, and the hellenistic culture itself. Alexander the Great was known to be one of the smartest and most brilliant millitary minds in history. He was born in the year 356, BC in Pella, which is located in the centre of antient Macedonia. Alexander was the son of Phillip II, the king of Macedonia, and Olympia, the princess of the neighboring Epirus. His father, Phillip, searched for and hired the well known in history philosopher Aristotle, who tutored and taught him. At the age of 16 his father left the country with his army to invade Thrace an...

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