Achievements of the Hellenistic Age

Achievements of the Hellenistic Age

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  • Art and Architecture
  • This here is the Museum in Egypt's Alexandria. It is a center for learning as it has laboratories, lecture halls, a zoo and the biggest library before it was burned down.
  • I heard that buildings in the Hellenistic Age were larger for the Greeks to glorify themselves, what building is this?
  • Legacy of Alexander
  • I fulfilled my father Philip's dream to conquer the lands in and around Greece and Persia and I gathered great forces to march from fight to fight.
  • I am Alexander the Great and I always win!
  • Aristarchus, Greek astronomer, discovered that Earth rotates on an axis and orbits the sun
  • Math and Science
  • Astronomer, Eratostenes, discovered that Earth is round, and he even calculated Earth's circumference!
  • Mathematician, Pythagoras, made the Pythagorean Theorem for the sides of right triangles
  • a2+b2=c2
  • Culture
  • Great temples and statues were made to follow religions.
  • The spread of Greek culture was Alexander the Great's greatest achievement.  Cultures mixed and absorbed into each other such as Greek, Indian, Persian, and Egyptian.
  • Stoicism was a philosophy founded by Zeno where there were to be no desires or disappointments, high moral standards, and moral equality.
  • Women
  • During the Hellenistic Age, women were not restricted to their homes, more learned how to read and write, some became philosophers or poets, and royal women held considerable power with their husbands and sons.
  • Queen Cleopatra came to rule in her own right in Egypt and was very clever, able and good at ruling.
  • Medicine
  • The physician Hippocrates studied causes of illnesses and cures. He created the Hippocratic oath, which is still used today, to set ethical standards for doctors such as helping the sick and doing no harm.
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