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Alexander and hellenistic art 1213

  1. 1. Alexander the Great World History, 9 St. Anne’s-BelfieldTuesday, April 16, 13
  2. 2. Alexander the Great Based on the quotations below, what factors appear to have motivated Alexander the Great?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  3. 3. Alexander the Great Based on the quotations below, what factors appear to have motivated Alexander the Great?“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”“An army of sheep led by the lion will defeat an army of lions ledby the sheep.”“At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homeras the herald of your glory!” “If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, to traverse and civilize every continent...push the bounds of Macedonia to the farthest Ocean, and to disseminate and shower the blessings of the Hellenic justice and peace over every nation, I should not be content to sit quietly in the luxury of idle power”Tuesday, April 16, 13
  4. 4. MacedoniaTuesday, April 16, 13
  5. 5. Macedonia Peloponnesian War?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  6. 6. Macedonia Peloponnesian War? Macedonia?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  7. 7. Macedonia Peloponnesian War? Macedonia?Tuesday, April 16, 13
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  10. 10. Ü In 359BCE, what great general and ruthless leader became king of Macedonia?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  11. 11. Ü In 359BCE, what great general and ruthless leader became king of Macedonia? Philip IITuesday, April 16, 13
  12. 12. Ü In 359BCE, what great general and ruthless leader became king of Macedonia? By 338BCE, the powerful, shrewd Philip II of Macedonia had conquered the Greek city-states, and ended their independence for centuries to come. Philip IITuesday, April 16, 13
  13. 13. Ü In 359BCE, what great general and ruthless leader became king of Macedonia? By 338BCE, the powerful, shrewd Philip II of Macedonia had conquered the Greek city-states, and ended their independence for centuries to come. What was Philip’s view of Hellenic (Classical Greek(culture)? Philip IITuesday, April 16, 13
  14. 14. Alexander the GreatTuesday, April 16, 13
  15. 15. Alexander the Great Ü After conquering Greece, what was Philip’s next goal?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  16. 16. Alexander the Great Ü After conquering Greece, what was Philip’s next goal? Ü Who succeeded Philip and at what age?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  17. 17. Alexander the Great Ü After conquering Greece, what was Philip’s next goal? Ü Who succeeded Philip and at what age? Ü It was left to the ambitious and charismatic Alexander to launch a campaign against PersiaTuesday, April 16, 13
  18. 18. Alexander the Great Based on the quotations below, what factors appear to have motivated Alexander the Great?“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”“An army of sheep led by the lion will defeat an army of lions ledby the sheep.”“At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homeras the herald of your glory!” “If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, to traverse and civilize every continent...push the bounds of Macedonia to the farthest Ocean, and to disseminate and shower the blessings of the Hellenic justice and peace over every nation, I should not be content to sit quietly in the luxury of idle power”Tuesday, April 16, 13
  19. 19. Alexander’s GreatnessTuesday, April 16, 13
  20. 20. Alexander’s GreatnessÜ What is commonly considered Alexander’s greatest achievement?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  21. 21. Alexander’s GreatnessÜ What is commonly considered Alexander’s greatest achievement?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  22. 22. Alexander’s GreatnessÜ What is commonly considered Alexander’s greatest achievement?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  23. 23. Alexander’s GreatnessÜ What is commonly considered Alexander’s greatest achievement?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  24. 24. Alexander’s GreatnessTuesday, April 16, 13
  25. 25. Alexander’s Greatness •As Alexander moved east conquering all in his path, he had splendid Greek-style cities built--all named “Alexandria”Tuesday, April 16, 13
  26. 26. Alexander’s Greatness •As Alexander moved east conquering all in his path, he had splendid Greek-style cities built--all named “Alexandria” •In the east, what functions were served by the cities that Alexander built?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  27. 27. Alexander’s Greatness •As Alexander moved east conquering all in his path, he had splendid Greek-style cities built--all named “Alexandria” •In the east, what functions were served by the cities that Alexander built? •This blend of Greek and eastern cultures would form the basis for later Hellenistic civilizations including that of the RomansTuesday, April 16, 13
  28. 28. Hellenic vs. HellenisticTuesday, April 16, 13
  29. 29. Greek Sculpture World History, 9 St. Anne’s-BelfieldTuesday, April 16, 13
  30. 30. Greek SculptureTuesday, April 16, 13
  31. 31. Greek Sculpture • Archaic Period (ca 800-480BC) • Classical Period (ca 480-323BC) • Hellenistic Period (ca 321-31BC)Tuesday, April 16, 13
  32. 32. Artifact Analysis • Your task is to analyze the traits of the assigned style of Greek sculpture and make some inferences about Greek culture at the time • Some points to consider- • What is the subject of the sculpture? • How is the subject portrayed? • How would you describe the overall style? • What is the sculpture trying to convey to the viewer? (ie why is the subject portrayed the way it is?) • What emotions, if any, are visible? What emotions is the sculpture intended to evoke in the viewer? • What aspects of Greek culture does the sculpture illustrate?Tuesday, April 16, 13
  33. 33. ArchaicTuesday, April 16, 13
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  38. 38. Tuesday, April 16, 13
  39. 39. ClassicalTuesday, April 16, 13
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  43. 43. HellenisticTuesday, April 16, 13
  44. 44. Greek Sculpture ParagraphTuesday, April 16, 13
  45. 45. Greek Sculpture Paragraph • In the evolution of Greek sculpture from the Archaic Age to the Classical, what seems to be the overall stylistic trend? Why?Tuesday, April 16, 13
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