The Spread of Hellenistic Culture

BUILDING A PERSPECTIVE Military and political dominance were not the only expectations of Alexander the Great’s earnest yearnings of achievements. He also kept his fingers crossed for cultural unity. Different regions of this reign became ratified by many Greek patterns and daily grinds. “Til death do you part,” was certainly not a factor here, for trade, a shared Greek culture and the Greek dialect upheld a joint of these cities after Alexander’s death. As Alexander’s successors built dynasties in each region, which upheld its own basic means of life, religion, and government, they promoted local traditions while expanding Greek culture.


Hellenistic Culture in Alexanderia

As a result from Alexander the Great's conquest planted the seeds of a new culture. After Alexander passed, Greek influeneces blended with Egyptian, Persian, and Indian influences. This coalesce became known as Hellenistic culture. The Kroine language was a Greek dialect in which scholared people and tradersfrom differnt areas would communicate throught the Hellenistic lands.

Trade and Cultural Diversity The African city of Alexandria became the leading edge of merchantry and Hellenistic humanity. Alexandria occupied a strategic site on the western edge of the Nile delta. Trade ships from all around the Mediterranean docked in its huge harbor. Alexandria became an international community with a rich mixture of customs and traditions from Egypt and from the Aegean, due to the mingling and interactions of these movements

Science and Technology

Alexandria's greatest attractions were its famous museum and library. The museum was a temple dedicated to the Muses, the Greek goddesses of arts and sciences. As the first true research library in the world, it helped promote the work of a gifted group of scholars.

Astronomy, Math, and Physics The founding of the first Great Library in Alexandria enhanced curiosity amongst scholars and the wanting to know and understand what characteristics make up this plant and beyond it. Hellenistic scholars brung to light or planted the seed to brilliant or you can even say genius theories that today surround the scientific world.

  • Aristarchus proposed that the earth and other planets revolve around the sun; The solar system.

This was how Aristarchus dipict our solar system to be. Over the years this has been modified.

  • Eratosthenes made the first and closest calculations of the earth’s true size.
  • Euclid was a mathematician who wrote the first proofs to geometry in thebook "Elements" shown below.


  • Pythagoras was noted to had made the discover y and proof of the Pythagorean Theorem aslo known as: a² + b² = c²

Philosophy and Art

A Greek philosopher named Zeno founded the school of philosophy called Stoicism. Stoicism promoted social unity and encouraged its followers to focus on what they could control. Epicurus founded the school of thoughts called Epicureanism. Epicureans proposed that the main goal of humans was to achieve harmony of the body and mind. Like science, sculpture flourished during the Hellenistic age. By 150 B.C., the Hellenistic world was in decline. Greek-style Drama, architecture, sculpture, and philosophy were persevered and eventually became the core of western civilization.

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