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Epictetus, cup detail, ca. 510 b.c.e., terracotta, 13” The graceful solo dance by a cult follower of Dionysus is accompanied by the music of a double autos (a set of reed pipes) held in place by leather straps.
Small, mobile cavalry units (250) formed main striking force Military features :
The Invasion of Persia Deeper Phalanx 13 ft. spears
The Invasion of Persia War Machines Siege towers, catapults used effectively for first time Could hurl huge arrows, boulders 590 ft.(180 meters)
Four Battles Alexander conquered the world in four decisive battles, in less than 10 years
The End of Alexander Alexander’s conquests took a toll on him Died of Malaria at age 32
Incredible military genius
Never lost a battle
Huge cultural impact
Ensured Greek dominance by
spreading Greek culture all over world
Contributed to the Greek science, made Athens center of world
Aftermath After his death, the Empire quickly fell apart and was divided among three powerful generals: Egypt and fringe lands went to Ptolemy Asia Minor and old Persian Empire went to Seleucus Macedon and Greece went to Antigonus
Fear? What should a man fear? It’s all chance, chance rules our lives. Not a man on earth can see a day ahead, groping through the dark. Better to live at random, best we can. And as for this marriage with your mother—have no fear. Many a man before you, in his dreams, has shared his mother’s bed. Take such things for shadows, nothing at all— Live, Oedipus, as if there’s no tomorrow! ( Oedipus the King , 1068–1078)