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The Hellenistic Period

by: Halle A. Maddox

Halle Maddox

on 24 January 2013

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The Hellenistic Period by: Halle A. Maddox The Hellenistic Period began in 323 B.C. after the death of Alexander the Great. The Hellenistic Period is often called a time of transition. The reason for this is because Greece went from being very localized to a culture that was more open. The Hellenistic culture was very focused on art, theatre, mathematics, and more. The Hellenistic era produced many of the best-know Greek sculptures. Buildings were built differently in the Hellenistic era; they worked with the natural landscape rather than changing it for the buildings. Much more theatres and parks were created during this time period than former eras. Hellenistic Art and Architecture Hellenistic Theatre This era showed “New Comedy”, which were comedies about the lives of everyday citizens. Comedy was the primary focus in theatre of the Hellenistic period, unlike former eras where tragedies were showed often. When Ancient Rome emerged, the theatre in the Hellenistic era influenced its comedy. Hellenistic Mathematics Hellenistic mathematics came from the joining of Greek, Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics.
During this period, Alexandria, Egypt was the main learning center. Most mathematical writings from this era have been found in Greece, Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and Sicily. After Alexander the Great died, Greek kingdoms were established all throughout south-west Asia, and north-east Africa. Hellenistic culture is now considered to be a mixture of Ancient Greece, Near East, Middle East, and Southwest Africa because of the kingdoms that emerged during the Hellenistic period. 'Hellenistic' is a fairly modern term that means the spreading of Greek culture. This era was dubbed ‘Hellenistic’ because of the new kingdoms. Alexander the Great Winged Victory of Samothrace Hellenistic Theatre Alexadria, Rome It ended around the time that Ancient Rome emerged. Ancient Rome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenistic_period
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