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Ch 21: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Hellenistic Age and Macedonia

About This Chapter

When you watch the online video lessons in the Hellenistic Age and Macedonia chapter, you'll learn about the accomplishments and discoveries of famous scholars and philosophers. The informative lessons explore Greek theater as well as the life of Socrates. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter examination are included to test your knowledge of these subjects.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Hellenistic Age and Macedonia - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The entertaining video lessons in this Hellenistic Age and Macedonia chapter will provide you with opportunities to explore the reasoning and logic of Aristotle, and to learn the causes of the Peloponnesian War. You'll also discover how the Delian League was formed and study Plato's legacies. After viewing these lessons, you could understand more about the:

  • Beliefs of Socrates
  • Influence of Greek theatre on Western society
  • Conquests of Alexander the Great
  • Strategies of Pericles

Video Objective
Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes Discuss the development of Solon's government.
Pericles, the Delian League and the Athenian Golden Age Explain the role of Pericles in the rebuilding of Greece.
Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy Learn about various characteristics of Greek comedies, tragedies and satyr plays.
Peloponnesian War and Thucydides Explore the events of the Peloponnesian War.
Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence Learn about the teachings of Aristotle.
Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy Examine the Socratic problem and dialogues.
Platonic Idealism: Plato and His Influence Discuss the works and views of Plato.
Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism Learn about the empire of Alexander the Great.
The Library of Alexandria and the Benefits of Hellenization Discover the results of Hellenization.
Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers Study Euclid's geometry and learn about the inventions of Archimedes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Hellenistic Age and Macedonia
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Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

1. Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

Although Athens is remembered for creating the first democracy, it took many years and multiple leaders to develop the system we think of today. Learn about who took control, what reforms they made and how the people revolted against the old system.

Pericles, the Delian League, and the Athenian Golden Age

2. Pericles, the Delian League, and the Athenian Golden Age

This lecture covers the formation of the Delian League, its development into the Athenian Empire and the peculiar place of Pericles in the midst of it all, turning the city of Athens into the seat of an empire.

Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

3. Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

This lecture covers the Peloponnesian War. First we enumerate the causes of the war. Then we examine Pericles' plan to win it. We see how Pericles' plan eventually fell apart and how the Athenians struggled without leadership until their eventual destruction at the hands of the Spartans.

Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

4. Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

This lesson describes Alexander the Great's mighty empire. Beginning with a brief account of his father Philip, the lecture then turns to an enumeration of Alexander's conquests. Next, Alexander's methods are explored. Finally, we will discuss Alexander's legacy of Hellenization.

The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization

5. The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization

This lecture begins by examining the spread of the Greek language and alphabet during the Hellenistic period and noting the implications of a universal language. Next we look at four factors that combined to make Alexandria the heart of Hellenistic scholarship: common language, a convenient alphabet, papyrus and climate.

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