logging in or signing up The Spread of Greek Civilization mkaighn Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 1354 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (4) Dislike it (0) Added: January 12, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 1 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript The Spread of Greek Civilization : The Spread of Greek Civilization The Rise of Alexander the Great Philip of Macedonia : Philip of Macedonia King of Macedonia Admired Greek culture immensely Wanted to control all of Greece Tried to play the city-states against each other Athenian orator Demosthenes said Philip was a threat to Greek independence Athens & Thebes unite against Philip : Athens & Thebes unite against Philip Lose to the Macedonian forces Philip names himself Master of all of Greece, but is soon murdered Alexander the Great : Alexander the Great Philip’s son Inherits his father’s empire at the age of 20 Assembled a large, well-organized and well-equipped army Conquered Persia and Egypt Created his capital at Babylon Wanted to conquer India, but his soldiers mutinied and wanted to return home Short Rule of Alexander : Short Rule of Alexander Returned to Babylon to organize his empire Dies within a year (mysterious death) Death caused much confusion and fighting in the empire Generals and family members wanted control Finally divide empire into three parts, each ruled by a general Warfare plagued the 3 kingdoms until they are conquered by the Romans Blend of East and West : Blend of East and West Alexander’s rule spread the Greek culture Set up many city-states modeled after the Greeks Many Greeks moved to these new territories Mixed Greek culture with those of ancient Middle East Married Persian women Followed Persian customs Worshipped Persian gods along with Greek gods Hellenistic Civilization : Hellenistic Civilization Blend of Persian, Egyptian, Indian and Greek cultures Spread throughout Alexander’s Empire Center at Alexandria in Egypt Alexandria : Alexandria Hellenistic Science : Hellenistic Science Described the human nervous system How blood circulates in the body Used anesthetics in surgery (from Egypt) Euclid Advanced study of geometry Wrote The Elements Archimedes Principle of the lever Invented double pulley and catapult New Currents of Thought : New Currents of Thought Epicurus Claimed that the gods took no interest in human affairs No afterlife, therefore the greatest good was to be happy in life Zeno Founded school of thought known as the Stoics Happiness resulted from living in harmony with nature and accepting whatever life brought, including misfortune Emphasized self-discipline, courage and moral conduct You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.