Hellenistic Culture- The Empire after Alexanderby Tiana Visconti and Vicky Luu || Mentor: Marika Kungla

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This tower is considered to be the finest Hellenistic monument in Palestine. From: http://www.bibleplaces.com/samaria.htm

The Rise of the Hellenistic World - the Early Years
The Decline of the Hellenistic World - the Later Years
Hellenistic Timeline

Introduction

The Hellenistic age began with the death of Alexander the Great, in the year 323 B.C., and ended with the suicide of Cleopatra, in 30 B.C. Hellenistic Greece influenced many surrounding civilizations. The Hellenistic world consisted of four seperate dynasties, ruled by Alexander's generals. The four dynasties were: the Ptolemic dynasty in Egypt, the Antagonid dynasty in Macedonia, the Seleucid dynasty in Syria, and the Attalid dynasty in Pargamum (now western Turkey). During this time period, many discoveries were made in science, math, and art.

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Sculpture from the Hellenistic period called "Laocoon". From:http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/h/hellenistic.html
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Map of the Hellenstic world after the seperate dynasties were established. From: http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/ClasDram/images/05/MapHellenisticKingdoms.jpg