Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE

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Kelly Macquire
by Ancient History Encyclopedia
published on 20 July 2020
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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 his world had seen. Alexander the Great fought many battles, but one of the most significant one was the Battle of Issus. The Battle of Issus saw Alexander the Great and his soldiers fight Darius III and the Achaemenid Persian Empire.

Hellenization was the process of disseminating Greek culture and language throughout the areas Alexander had conquered, and this process continued after his death, led by his generals Ptolemy and Seleucus. The 4th c. BCE also saw the rise of Greek philosophy with the lives of Plato and Aristotle, who was Alexander's tutor.

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