The spread of greek culture

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WORLD STUDIES
THE ANCIENT WORLD
Chapter 6
Ancient Greece
Section 5
The spread of greek culture

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The spread of greek culture

  1. 1. The Spread of GreekCulture<br />Section 5<br />Miss Denisse Lopez<br />
  2. 2. King Philip of Macedonia<br />Macedonia lay at the North of Greecebut Athens and SpartadidnotacceptMacedoniansas Greeks.<br />Before Philip seizedpower in 359B.C., Macedonia waspoor and divided.<br />Philip united Macedonia and builtanarmystrongerthanSparta.<br />Greekcity-stateswerecapturedoneafteranother. <br />Philip plannedtoattack Persia butbeforeit he wasassasinated in 336B.C.<br />
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  4. 4. Alexander The Great<br />Became King of Macedonia at theage of 20.<br />His tutor wastheGreekphilosopherAristotle.<br />His 1st actionwastoinvaded Persia.<br />In 11 years he conqueredanextensiveareathatinclude Persia, Egypt and landsbeyondtheIndusRivertotheeast.<br />Alexander establishedcitiesnamedafterhimself and neverstayedlong. <br />
  5. 5. Alexander’sstrategyforhissoldierswastomarryforeignerswomen. <br />Hisarmybecameexhausted and refusedtocontinue. <br />Alexander returnuntilBabylon, in 323B.C. becamesick and diedbecause of a fever. <br />
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  7. 7. TheHellenisticAge<br />Alexandersempirebegantodeclinedafterhisdeath.<br />Alexander didnotdestroyedtheculturefromtheones he conquered.<br />Greekculture spread through temples, agoras, language and theathers.<br />Alexandria becamethe capital fromEgypt and becamethe center forbusiness and trade. <br />AlltheHellenisticcitieswereimportantbut Alexandria becamethelearning center.<br />Greeksmathematicians, <br />astronomers and other<br />scientificshelpcitiestodeveloped.<br />
  8. 8. Euclid: explainthequialities of squares, angles, triangules, cubes and cones.<br />Aristarchus: concludedthattheEarth revolved aroundthesun.<br />Eratosthenes: calculatedthedistancearoundtheEarth.<br />

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