Rise & Fall of Empires - Macedonia

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Who "liberated" Egypt from Persia?

Alexander the Great

Who dressed like his men and led them into battle?

Alexander the Great

Who conquered the Greeks and put them under Macedonian control?

Phillip II

Was Alexander the Great Greek?

No - he was Macedonian

Could Alexander the Great be considered racist?

No - he unified many different ethnic groups and adopted their different cultures into his own to create a blended culture.

What was the name of the blended culture that Alexander the Great created?

Hellenistic

How did Phillip secure alliances amongst the different Macedonian tribes?

marriage

What did Alexander do in his government that helped his empire rise?

appointed representatives from conquered people to government positions

How far East did Alexander's empire extend?

to India

What helped Alexander to conquer the Persian empire?

the open and flat land in Asia minor

Macedonians

shifted alliances between Athens, Sparta, and Thebes to weaken Greece

Wars of the Diadochi

fought by Alexander's generals over his kingdom

Alexander

said that his empire should go to the strongest

Persia was no longer a great power

helped Alexander conquer Persia

only allowed Greeks to rule

How Hellenistic rulers lost the trust of people living outside of Greece

said his empire should go to the strongest of his generals

Alexander

traditional enemy of Greece that was conquered by Alexander

Persia

strategy used by Alexander to the unify the Greeks and Macedonians

united them against a common enemy

caused the fall of the Macedonian empire

overextension, invasion, civil war

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