Historical & Artistic Developments of Greece's Hellenistic Period


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1. What is one thing that makes the Hellenistic Temple to Apollo in Didyma very different from Classical Greek architecture?

2. What makes the Hellenistic portrayal of the defeated Gauls unique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Hellenistic Period refers to the final years of ancient Greece, or the three centuries that followed the classical era and played out before the rise of Rome. This quiz and lesson examine some of the significant events and cultural accomplishments of this period which is recognized as a time of change, expansion and innovation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following aspects of the Hellenistic world:

  • Innovations in Hellenistic architecture
  • The definition of hellenization
  • Hellenistic view of the past
  • Characteristics of Hellenistic art seen in Venus de Milo
  • Hellenistic changes in the themes and subjects of art

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an account of the factors that defined the Hellenistic Period and understand the key points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the characteristics of Hellenistic art and architecture
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the events and attitudes that shaped Hellenistic culture

Additional Learning

To understand more about this era, read the lesson, Historical & Artistic Developments of Greece's Hellenistic Period. This lesson sets the following goals:

  • Understand the factors that led to the diversification of Greek culture
  • Describe the Hellenistic style of sculpture
  • Explain the Hellenistic view of classical Greek art and architecture
  • Cite some of the achievements of the Hellenistic Period