Hellenistic Culture

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Hellenistic Culture
Hellenistic Culture is the blending of Greek, Persian, Indian, and Egyptian elements. The center of Hellenistic Culture was Alexandria (Egypt)
Astronomy
-The circumference of the earth was determined
-It was revealed that the planets revolved around the sun, not the earth, as previously stated by Ptolemy, a Greek
-The sun was calculated to be 300 times the size of the earth
Math
-The value of pi was estimated
-Euclid made many contributions to geometry (Euclidian geometry)
-Pythagorean theory was established
Physics
-Archimedes designed a screw that was able to pump underground water
-Law of lever
-Lever and pulleys; heavy objects could now be lifted
Philosophy
-Stoicism and Epicureanism emerged; social unity promoted as well as virtuous behavior
-The influences of Socrates. Plato, and Aristotle continued in Hellenistic society
GPIE
greece persia india egypt