Following the death of Alexander, his vast domains were split up among four of his military commanders, and thus commenced the age of Greek influence throughout the Mediterranean World. From various civil wars and cultural influences this lecture dives into a variety of topics varying from conquest, political betrayal and the cultural exchanges from Greece to the various territories it came into contact with. I also enjoyed the fact that the Syrian Wars were described in this lecture!
''The Hellenistic period covers the period of Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.E and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.E and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year. The Ancient Greek word Hellas (Ἑλλάς, Ellás) is the original word for Greece, from which the word Hellenistic was derived.'' (Wikipedia)
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