Hellenic and Polis Age

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Hellenic and Polis Age

  1. 1. The concept of Hellenization, meaning thespread of Greek culture, has long beencontroversial. Undoubtedly Greek influencedid spread through the Hellenistic realms, butto what extent, and whether this was adeliberate policy or mere cultural diffusion,have been hotly debated.
  2. 2.  The term "Hellenistic" itself is derived from (Héllēn), the Greeks traditional name for themselves.
  3. 3.  The death of Alexander the Great in Babylon boosted its way to form the “Age Of Athens” Greece Epirus was part of the Hellenic Kingdom yet it was not fully in it’s range It wandered off into the “Republic Of Rome”
  4. 4. Means city in Greek or Citizenship and body of citizens. In modern historiography “Polis” is normally used to indicate the ancient Greek City-States, like Classical Athens and it contemporaries so polis is of translated as “City-State.”
  5. 5.  The 1st settlement in Greece Being a City-State, they were independent and creating different cities They did not help each other unless in the threat of their safety In the middle would be the temple while around it was the cultivation or agricultural land
  6. 6.  Two great Polis cities were Athens & Sparta Athens was the centre for trade and culture on the other hand Sparta was known for its military Athens, a democratic Polis Sparta, a Military Polis The threat of the Persians effected the way of life in Sparta and Athens for if Sparta were to be captured, it’s strongest units would help with the conquering of Greece.

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