About This Chapter
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- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the Hellenistic period of Greece.
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- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Hellenistic Period chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Hellenistic period for a standard ancient Greek history course. Topics covered include:
- The Library of Alexandria
- Benefits of Hellenization
- The Seven Wonders of Alexander the Great's Empire
- Philosophy of Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy
1. The Hellenistic Period: Definition & History
The Hellenistic period was a time when Greek culture spread throughout and influenced Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean regions. In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of Hellenistic society and culture and learn what the term 'Hellenistic' actually means.
2. 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.
3. The Seven Wonders of Alexander the Great's Empire
In this lesson, we will explore the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the context of the empire of Alexander the Great. We will look at the major characteristics of each of the wonders in turn.
4. Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers
This lecture recounts the achievements of the many great minds that called Alexandria home. We will look at Euclid, Ptolemy, Archimedes, Aristarchus, Herophilos, Erasistratus and Eratosthenes.
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Other chapters within the Ancient Greece Study Guide course
- Introduction to Ancient Greece
- Aegean Civilizations
- The Greek Dark Ages
- The Golden Age of Greece
- The Archaic Period in Greece
- Greek Classical Period
- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece
- Ancient Greek Literature
- Mythology in Ancient Greece
- Muses, Creatures & Winds in Greek Mythology
- The Greek Titans