Compare And Contrast The Ancient Greek Kingdomss

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After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C., three kingdoms emerged from the empire: Antigonids in Macedonia, Seleucid in the Near East, and the Ptolemaic in Egypt. These three kingdoms marked the Hellenistic Age and the cosmopolitan culture that was different from the classical Greek traditions. The domestic trade routes between each respective regions were initially pushed by the kings in order to create a self-sufficient country instead of solely depending on international trade with other nations. This allowed for a rapid movement of culture to a society that quickly began to regard the accumulation of the cosmopolitan view of the world as important; duly, this created a wide expanse of interest and accessibility to the idea of learning. The increased prosperity from the open trade created a new era of homogenized culture between the kingdoms. The notion of the…show more content…
Ruled by Ptolemy I Soter in 323 BC, he turned Egypt as part of the Hellenistic kingdoms. The rapid growth and influence of the Ptolemaic Kingdom mainly came from eagerness of Ptolemy I to further strengthen his own position as ruler. Housing the capital of Alexandria within the kingdom, Egypt became the most important learning center as libraries were constructed and Greek influence was nurtured into the part of the Egyptian culture. Egyptians with status and class, like Ptolemy I who had been recorded to have donated talents for the arts, were seen by the native Greeks as very skillful and educated. However, the political hierarchy within Egypt remained true to the traditional authoritative power of the Pharaohs. The other kingdom that was equally as significant at this time was the Seleucid Kingdom, which was established in 312 B.C. by one of Alexander’s leading generals, Seleukos I Nicator. He successfully fought the northern barbaric invaders and eventually was able to control
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