What was Alexander the Greek empire dived up to?
He was Alexander the Great, not the Greek. He was a Macedonian. After his death, his empire was split and these ensuing Hellenistic (like Greek) kingdoms were taken over by his generals. After much fighting between them, this settled down to Macedonia, Egypt, Syria and Pergamon.
The Romans turned up but really the only time the Greek empire was important and prosperous was when Alexander the Great was King. So there really really was a greek empire only when Alexander was King. Did you know Alexander the Great had Epilepsy.
Why didn't the democratic ideas of Greek city-states spread throughout the empire of Alexander the Great?
Democracy in the Greek world was short lived - Alexander himself was running an empire with no democracy, and his successors set themselves up as kings. No room for democracy there.
There was no Greek empire - the Greek world comprised hundreds of independent city states stretching around the Mediterranean and Black Seas. There was a Macedonian Empire established by Alexander the Great out of the Persian Empire, but it split up after his death in 323 BCE. Rome established an empire after it defeated Carthage in 202 BCE.
Greece was never an empire. Greece consisted of little city-states united by a common language and traditions, but they were never united under one ruler. Each city-state had it's own king or queen. You are probably referring to Alexander The Great's empire? Alexander was Macedonian, not Greek, so his was the Macedonian Empire, not the Greek Empire. The Macedonian Empire (which included some Greek city-states) ended when Alexander died in in 323BC - with no… Read More
It was progressively swallowed up by Alexander the Great, and on his death was divided up between his generals into the Hellenistic Kingdoms and given a veneer of Greek culture.
He began throughout the empire he took over from the Persians. As he died young, little had been achieved, other than the upper classes. The empire broke up into separate kingdoms which had a veneer of Greek culture - Macedonia, Egypt, Syria, Pergamon.
There was no Greek Empire. The Greek world comprised hundreds of independent city-states. After the Macedonian Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire and died in the late 4th Century BCE, his generals split up the empire and set up competing kingdoms - Egypt, Syria-Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and Macedonia (known as the Hellenistic kingdoms). From the 2nd Century BCE these were progressively absorbed into the Roman Empire, finally by the late 1st Century BCE.
He captured the Persian Empire and took it over. He attempted to convert it to Greek culture and language, but his early death forestalled this, and his generals who carved the empire up between them established their own kingdoms.
The adoption of Greek culture by the upper class, the break up of the Persian Empire into Hellenistic Kingdoms by Alexander's generals and successors, and a plague of Greek opportunistic bagmen who swarmed in to profit from the takeover.
Alexander tried to impose Greek culture on the empire after he took it over. After his death his generals divided the empire up and established what we call today the Hellenistic Kingdoms based on Greek culture. This culture was limited to the upper class, but established centres of learning in some centres such as Alexandria.
Alexander tried to establish Greek customs and culture into the empire he took over from Persia. His early death ended this, but his successors divided his empire amongst themselves, setting up kingdoms. These kingdoms had a veneer of Greek culture practiced by the ruling Macedonians and Greeks, but this was superficial - the ordinary people retained their own lifestyle. So the kingdoms we call Hellenistic - 'like Hellenic' rather than true Hellenic (Greek).
Alexander the Great's empire was broken up his former generals who were called the 'Diadochi' (Successors) who sought to remain in power for their own sakes and not for any betterment of Greek culture . ~ See related link below .
Alexander the Great's generals split up his empire after his death and created kingdoms. We call them Hellenistic because they tried to make them 'like Greek' (Hellenic)
He used force of arms to impose his will on the Persian Empire, taking it over. His attempts to introduce Greek culture had very limited success, and after his death his generals split up the empire and turned it into kingdoms of their own.
His generals after his death divided the empire up between them.
A veneer of Greek culture and language. His generals after his death split up his empire into what we today call the Hellenistic Kingdoms, which lasted a few hundred years until absorbed by the Roman and Parthian empires.
Alexander held Greek culture to be superior and civilising, and he was determined to spread it through the Persian Emoire as a unifying factor when he took it over. It's adoption was superficial, taken up by the upper and commercial classes as it was spread through his empire after his death. The mass of the population continued on their own culture.
because they could not find who Alexander was talking about the strongest.
They could not stand up to the other great powers of the Middle East. They were invaded by the Assyrians. They became independent from, but allied with the Assyrians. When the Assyrian empire crumbled, Egypt was conquered by the Persians and annexed into the Persian empire. Later, it was conquered by Alexander the great and was ruled by the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty.
They were at the time to the Greek city-states within the Empire. They were also important to the Greek city-states outside the Empire who tried it interfere in the Empire on behalf of their daughter-cities located there, which brought a Persian attempt to bring those cities within their empire to keep them quiet. However after 50 years of intermittent warfare, the Persians gave up and left the cities to go back to fighting amongst themselves… Read More
because they got sick
His generals split his kingdom up between them and warred incessantly over its parts. A veneer of Greek culture was established. It provided a juicy takeover target for the expanding Roman Empire.
Why were the kindoms called Hellenistic Hellenistic Macedonia Hellenistic Syria and Hellenistic Egypt?
Hellenistic refers to Hellenism - Greek culture. Alexander the Great, on capturing the Persian Empire, tried to introduce Greek culture as a way of civilising it according to his viewpoint. On his death his generals split up this empire amongst themselves as kings. They introduced a veneer of Greek culture amongst the upper classes of their kingdoms, but the lower classes continued on their own cultures. We today call them Hellenistic (like Greek) rather then… Read More
There was no Greek empire - the Greek world comprised hundreds of independent city-states.. The Macedonian Empire originated from northern Greece the ancient kindom of Macedonia and then expanded mostly to the east but also south and ended up covering parts of Eygpt, Asia minor and northern India until Alexander was forced to halt the advance any further due to the soldiers wanting to go home as they were tied of fighting and had completed… Read More
Over a century after the Persian Wars Persia became a juicy target for Macedonia after it had established dominance over the Greek city-states. The Persian Empire was conquered by Alexander and divided up into Hellenistic Kingdoms by his successors, and these in turn were taken over by the Roman Empire.
By origin she was from Greek, her great grandfather was a general in Alexander the Great's army and when he died his empire was split up Ptolemy got Egypt. Also Cleopatra was the only one in her family line who bothered to learn the Egyptian tongue.
A Greek overlay on a local culture - it arose from Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire, after which he tried to impose Greek culture and established Greek-style city-states as a civilising process. After his death, his generals split up his empire amongst them, and we call these new countries the Hellenistic Kingdoms (Egypt, Syria etc). The result was largely superficial and there was progressive reversion to the underlying cultures until the Muslim… Read More
He was trying to unify the peoples of the ex-Persian empire with merging his Macedonianand Greek army with the upper-classes of Persian society. This was however largely symbolic, as he also brought in Greek culture and established many cities after the Greek model to 'civilise' the Persians and other peoples within the empire. This was fairly successful for a time until the empire began to fall apart after his death. The Hellenisation of the succeeding… Read More
Hellenistic means like Greek (not Greek). It was established in the kingdoms ruled by Alexander's generals when thy took over and divided his empire after his death. These kings were Macedonian, whom the Greeks did not consider Greek (Alexander's troops had to be briefed in Macedonian as they could not understand Greek). However both Alexander and his generals had adopted Greek as their culture and attempted to introduce it as a 'civilising' medium for the… Read More
The assault by Alexander the Great, who replaced the empire with his own Macedonian Empire. It was split up into several Hellenistic kingdoms after Alexander's death.
Alexander the Great's generals, after his early death at age 33, divided up his empire, establishing their own kingdoms and spreading Greek culture within them. We today call these the Hellenistic Kingdoms (Hellenistic = like Hellenism)
He had not nominated an heir by the time of his premature death (32) and hs generals carved up his empire amongst them.
He took over Egypt as part of his roll-up of the Persian Empire.
The Macedonian Empire, ending up after much fighting as the kingdoms of Egypt, Syria and Macedonia.
They were the kingdoms created by Alexander's generals who divided up his empire between them. They had a veneer of Greek culture overlaid on the various indigenous cultures of Egypt, Syria-Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and of course Macedonia. The Greek overly was upper-class, and local culture remained after takeover by the Roman Empire in the 1st Century BCE. The Hellenistic culture was progressively replaced by incoming peoples such as the Goths in Europe and Islamic Arabs… Read More
Turkish Greek (at the time the country Greece was around but some Greek people lived in the Empire) Armenians, Arabs, and Balkans (Slavs)
Not - Leonidas was a Spartan Greek, Alexander was a Macedonian. However Alexander's father Philip had faked up a Greek descent from Sparta so that he could enter a chariot in the Olympic Games (which was restricted to Greek citizens only).
It was Greek (=Hellenic, but we name it Hellenistic because it was like Greek, not full blown universal), introduced by the Macedonians into the Persian Empire after it was taken over by Alexander and split into kingdoms by his generals after he died. The culture was superficial, amongst the ruling Macedonians and Greeks - the mass of people continued their own cultures.
He attempted to introduce Greek culture across the empire which he took from the Persians. He had not made much progress at the time of his early death, an although his successors kept up a pretence, it was superficial, confined to the upper classes, the Greek carpet-baggers who poured in, and the Macedonian rulers of the successor kingdoms.
His policy was to introduce Greek culture in his empire as a civilising influence. The Jewish upper classes readily took up this attractive chance. The biblical Book of Maccabees even records them having an operation to reverse circumcision so that they would not appear mutilated when at the baths which were part of the Greek culture they adopted.
Hellenistic means Greek-like. Alexander the Great set out to bring Greek culture and customs to the Persian Empire which he had conquered and turned into an empire of his own. He saw Greek culture as a civilising influence, and established over 70 Greek-style cities across this empire to act as agents of this change (rather immodestly calling half of them Alexandria after himself, and rather insultingly even calling one Beucephalus after his horse). After his… Read More
He didn't. It took him ten years to conquer, and then he died. His generals succeeded him, and split the empire up into kingdoms of their own.
Alexander left no heir, so there was no firm leadership. There was bickering and warfare between his generals who divided up the empire.
His generals split up the empire and formed their own kingdoms (today we call them the Hellenistic Kingdoms).
Ptolemy I Soter was the one who established a greek kingdom in Egypt after the death of Alexander the great.
It was Alexander the Great. He conquered the Achaemenidenid (Persian) Empire, which was the biggest empire antiquity ever had. It covered Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan up to the river Indus, Tajikistan, Kirghistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, part of Kazakhstan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine Jordan and Egypt. Alexander died a few years after his conquests. These were divided into the kingdom of Pergamon in western Turkey, the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt and the Seleucid Empire, which covered… Read More
Over a hundred years after the wars ended, Macedonia captured the Persian Empire and split it up into what we call the Hellenistic Kingdoms ruled by Alexander the Great's generals. These Greek-ruled kingdoms introduced a veneer of Greek culture which remained for several hundred years until displaced by Arab culture from the Seventh Century CE onwards.
Alexander the Great's generals, after his death, divided his new found empire up amongst themselves, establishing what we today call the Hellenistic kingdoms - Hellenistic because the ruling Macedonian and Greek classes adopted Greek culture. The fact that it was partial (the lower classes continued their traditional ways) we use Hellenistic (like Hellenic) rather than Hellenic.
The period after Alexander was known as the Hellenistic age. His generals divided his empire up between them and continued Alexander's policy of introducing Greek culture to the conquered lands. The generals set themselves up as kings of their territory - we call them today the Hellenistic Kingdoms.
No. The Hellenistic period was over a century later when Alexander the Great's empire was split up after his death by his generals into separate kingdoms, which have been given the modern name of Hellenistic Kingdoms - Egypt, Macedonia and Syria, and hence it was the Hellenistic period until they were absorbed into the Roman Empire in the First Century BCE.