Comparison Between Alexander The Great And Hellenism

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The word Hellenistic derives from the root word Hellas, which was the ancient Greek word for Greece. The Hellenic Age was the time when Greek culture was pure and unaffected by other cultures. In contrast, the Hellenistic Age was a time when Greeks came in contact with outside people and their Hellenic, classic culture, integrated with ideas from Asia and Africa to create a blended culture. Alexander III, King of Macedonia, was responsible for Greece’s change of Hellenism to Hellenistic. Alexander the Great is considered one of the greatest military strategists of all times. He was inspiration for later conquerors such as the Roman leaders Pompey and Caesar, as well as eighteenth-century dictator Napoleon Bonaparte. Alexander the Great was effective in his conquering, by never neglecting the society’s culture and beliefs, and instead embraced them. Alexander’s military strategy influenced other nations, as a result bringing on
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Judaism doesn't even make the top ten religions, as there is around fourteen million, and Jews make up a majority of the population in only one country: Israel.2 However, Judaism is one of the oldest religions still existing today and sparked one of the largest religious revolutions at the time. A central religious belief of Judaism is the covenant, a special relationship with the one and only God, by which the Jews became God's chosen people. The covenant, which is symbolized by circumcision, is an agreement of the Jews to follow God's Ten Commandments. As reward, the Jewish people would possess the Holy Land and be blessed with prosperity and victory over their enemies. The Ten Commandments, believed to have been given to the prophet Moses by God, play a fundamental role in both Judaism and Christianity. The Hebrew Bible is the equivalent of the Christian Old
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