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The Hellenistic Age

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Alexander the Great
Son of King Philip II of Macedonia and student of Aristotle; created empire stretching from the Balkan Peninsula to the Indus River valley.
Alexandria
City in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great, center of commerce and Hellenistic civilization.
Archimedes
A Hellenistic mathmatician and physicist who was the first to correctly estimate the value of pi. He also explained the law of the lever, invented simple machines such as the screw and pulley.
Elements
Abook written by Euclid of Alexandria
which systematized the principals of geometry.
Euclid
Greek Mathematician (Father of Geometry) who taught in Alexandria.
Hellenistic
the blending of Greek cultures with those of Persia, Egypt, and Central Asia following the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Herodotus
Greek historian whose writings, chiefly concerning the Persian Wars, are the earliest known examples of narrative history. "Father of History"
Hippocrates
An ancient Greek physician (the "father of medicine") who is credited with founding the study of medicine.
Historia
Herodotus' greatest work about the
Persian Wars.
Koine
A common dialect of the Greek language that influenced the speech of all Greeks.
Macedonia
An ancient kingdon ruled by Alexander the Great that conquered Greece and the Persian empire in the 300s BC.
Father of Medicine
Hippocrates; established priciples of medicine
bringiing a scientific approach to medicine.
Phillip II
336 BC, was an ancient Greek king of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great. Conquered most of the Balkan Peninsula before his assasination.
Ptolemy
Subordinate to Alexander who took over Egypt after his death.
Pythagoras
A Greek philosopher & mathematecian during 500's BC that created a right-triangle theorem.
Thucydides
Ancient Greek historian remembered for his history of the Peloponnesian War (460-395 BC).

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