Hellenistic culture was that which developed in the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great's empire which he had taken over from the Persians. It was based on the Greek culture which the Macedonians who ruled brought with them.
The term used to describe the mixing of Greek and Roman cultures is Greco-Roman. Hellenistic culture was a Greek culture intermixed with local cultures due to the conquests of Alexander. The term used to describe the mixing of Greek and… Full Answer
The Hellenistic period ended with the conquest of the last Hellenistic kingdom, Ptolemaic Egypt, but the Romans in 30 BCE. Hellenistic culture lived un until Christian domination when all those who refused to abandon their old traditions were slaughtered by… Full Answer
Greeks call themselves Hellenes after their reputed founder Helen. Today we call the culture introduced by Alexander the Great and his successors Hellenistic - it was imposed on non-Greeks of Alexander's empire. It gained traction with some of the upper… Full Answer
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… Full Answer