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  • 1."Hellenistic" Greece: 324 - 100 B.C.E.

2. Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C.E. 3. Alexander the Greats Empire 4. Alexander the Great in Persia 5. Building Greek Cities in the East 6. Pergamum: A NewHellenistic City Cosmopolitan Culture 7. Trade in the Hellenistic World 8. Library at Alexandria (333 B.C.E.) 9. Hellenic vs. Hellenistic Art 10. Hellenistic Philosophers

  • CynicsDiogenes
    • ignore social conventions & avoid luxuries.
    • citizens of the world.
    • live a humble, simple life.
  • EpicuriansEpicurus
    • avoid pain & seek pleasure.
    • all excess leads to pain!
    • politics should be avoided.

11. Hellenistic Philosophers

  • StoicsZeno
    • nature is the expansion of divine will.
    • concept of natural law.
    • get involved in politics, not for personal gain, but to perform virtuous acts for the good of all.
    • true happiness is found in great achievements.

12. The Known World 3c B.C.E. 13. Hellenism: The Arts & Sciences

  • Scientists / Mathematicians:
    • Aristarchus heliocentric theory.
    • Euclid geometry.
    • Archimedes pulley.
    • Ptolemy geocentric theory.

14. Ptolemaic View of the Universe 15. The Breakup of Alexanders Empire 16. The Incursion of Rome into the Hellenistic World