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The combination of Greek and Persian art and culture and what happened once Alexander the Great was dead.

The combination of Greek and Persian art and culture and what happened once Alexander the Great was dead.

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  • 1. Greece + Persia = Hellenistic Or: the impact of Alexander the Great’s expedition
  • 2. The Route of Alexander
  • 3. Greek
  • 4. Persia
  • 5. Hellenistic
  • 6. Greek Cultural Contributions ●Public dramatic performances ●Historians and Political Scientists ●Concept of political freedom ●Logic, geometry, ●Democracy, tyranny ●Collective Security ●architecture
  • 7. Persian Contributions ●Agriculture produce and techniques ●Metallurgy ●Spices ●Coinage ●governance Map of the Empire
  • 8. Empire Break Up
  • 9. The generals are not nice men ●Ptolemy steals Alexander’s body and runs to Egypt. Alexander’s body disappears… ●Antigonus heads back to Macedonia and kills Alexander’s mother and half brother ●Seleucus kills Roxanne and her newborn son (Alexander’s? Maybe…) and stays in Persia
  • 10. Hellenistic World ●Greeks become “Greeks” and spread, but are absorbed by Rome ●Philosophy grows: Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, oh my! ●Astronomy, Engineering; Archimedes and Euclid do their thing with new math ●Persia becomes a crossroads for trade, but plays second fiddle to Rome and China