Battle of Hydaspes
For almost a decade, Alexander the Great and his army swept across Western Asia and into Egypt, defeating King Darius III and the Persians at the battles of River Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela. Next, despite the objections of the loyal army...
Foreign soldiers - native girls? Constructing and crossing boundaries in Hellenistic cities with foreign garrison
The maintenance of a garrison in a city or a region was for many a Hellenistic power a comfortable alternative to conquest and direct administration. Every major power held garrisons in dependent settlements of various legal statuses...
Interview: Jeanne Reames on Dancing with the Lion
Dr. Jeanne Reames’ Dancing with the Lion: Becoming and Dancing with the Lion: Rise follow an epic tale of Alexander before he was “The Great.” In this interview, Dylan Campbell inquires about her passion for history...
The Church and The Jews - The Hellenistic Period
In this sixth segment of Dr. David Neiman's lecture series, "The Church and The Jews", Dr. Neiman follows the conquests of Alexander the Great and the subsequent spread of the Jewish diaspora through the Ptolmeic and Seleucid empires.
We have prepared one lesson plan including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations, and essays Recommended resources to provide you and...
Pottery Jar from Hellenistic period
This partially broken jar dates back to the Hellenistic period, 323-30 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
Pottery Plaque from the Hellenistic Period
This round pottery plaque depicts various human daily activities. In the middle, a man and a woman are having sex, and on the left, a standing woman holds a young child on her shoulders. Hellenistic Period, 323-30 BCE. From Mesopotamia, modern-day...
Knight from the Hellenistic Period
This is a fragment of a terracotta plaque, which depicts a knight riding a horse. He holds a sword with his right arm. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Hellenistic period, 334-139 BCE. (The Sulaymaniayh Museum, Iraq)
Woman from the Hellenistic Period
This terracotta statuette depicts a woman. The woman is recumbent and is naked and wears an elaborate headdress. She looks forward, as if she is talking to someone or looking at something. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Hellenistic period, 334-139...
Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE
Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II of Macedon and the man who started the hellenistic era during the 4th century BCE. After inheriting the Macedonian Empire when Philip II died, Alexander the Great extended it into the largest empire...