Hellenistic Spread Reaction Paper

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Slide 1: I did my project on The Hellenistic Spread. Slide 2: These are my questions. Slide 3: How was the Hellenistic Spread started? The time period known as the Hellenistic Age started when Alexander the Great died and ended when the Ptolemies were defeated. When Alexander died in 323 BC, his generals fought over control of his empire. Eventually it separated into 3 parts ruled by 3 major dynasties, the Ptolemid dynasty, the Seleucid dynasty, and the Antigonid dynasty. The reason this is important is because all of the generals were Greek. Therefore they appreciated Greek art and had it made everywhere. Other people began to make greek-like art. The ending result was that everyone wanted Greek art. The style of art changed as well. Instead…show more content…
The Hellenistic Spread rooted Greek ideas to many things. Soon most everything had a touch of Greek. This meant that most cultures could find some Greek in them. These cultures continued to the modern world. Architecture is one thing that was heavily influenced by the Greek culture. Many of the styles of architecture from Greece are used in things like the White House and the Lincoln memorial. All in all, the hellenistic spread was kind of Greek culture mixing and influencing with other cultures and ideas. Therefore, the modern world was influenced by the hellenistic spread because the Greek culture was blended into many different…show more content…
The first event was in 323 BC and is when Alexander the Great died and his generals fought for the empire. The Hellenistic Age is considered to start here, but for a little while war broke out through the empire. When the war was over all of the rulers were Greek. This caused the Hellenistic spread as I mentioned earlier. The second event is when Theocritus was born circa 300 BC. Theocritus was a famous poet. Coincidentally, Euclid was alive around 300 BC too. I don’t know the time Euclid was born. The last event is the Ptolemies being defeated by the Romans, and ending the Hellenistic Age in 31
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