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The Hellenistic and Roman Empire's Lecture

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The Hellenistic and Roman Empire's Lecture History 1210-002

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Date Created: 09/20/16
9/19/16 The Hellenistic Period and Roman Empire: Ancient Greek Historical Periods:  Archaic.  Classical.  Hellenistic. o Refers to the Helens, or Greeks. o Happened thanks to Alexander the Great, after the conquering of the Persian empire. o Alexander was from Macedonia.  His father Phillip II transformed Macedonia from a backwards region, to a powerful Kingdom stretching through most of the Greece. o Alexander in just 11 years took all of the Persian empire and to the borders of India, the Himalayas, and Northeast Africa. o Alexander used surprise tactics, which allowed him to win most battles. o In order to control the vast territory, he had many Greek-style cities built in strategic locations.  These cities usually included a theatre, and gymnasium. o Soon, these conquered lands were either Greek-speaking, or controlled by Greek-speaking leaders. o Forward thinking academies were also constructed.  First forms of higher education. o The library of Alexandria.  First diagrams of the universe, by Claudius, emerged. o Greek culture usually blended with the cultures of the conquered regions.  One example, is Greco-Buddhist art, a synthesis of Greek and Buddhist art. o After Alexanders death, his leaders fought over control for the next 50 years.  Eventually Alexandrian empire was broken up into different Kingdoms.  Roman Imperial. o Pre-Republican Rome:  Citizens overthrew the existing monarchy and established a Republic. o Republican Rome:  Not a modern Republic, more of a Plutocracy.  After returning from battle, generals were expected to retire. o Rome under the Emperors.  Roman army was immense and intense. 9/19/16  For the United States to match the army of the romans, we would have to obtain a standing army 3 times the size of our current one.  Several conquering commanders in a row threatened the govt. if they would not be allowed to continue fighting.  At its height, the Roman empire expanded from Portugal to Persia, about half the size of the United States.  Romans were Hellenized, but brought Latin and their own culture with it. o What is an Empire?  Empire meant to wage war and to execute laws.  Very large, but always formed out of previously separate units.  Ethnic, cultural, religious diversity.  Relies on being structured into dominant and non-dominant parts.  Power is centralized in the core which controls the periphery.  Rome was the core of the Roman Empire.  Many empires used extreme violence to conquer surrounding lands. o Romans did not invent or innovate new technologies.  Most of the time, they used existing technology and built them on a much larger scale.  Fortified roads were borrowed from the Etruscans.  All roads led to Rome.  Romans perfected concrete.  It could even set under water, allowed for the production of harbors.  Rome brought water to its cities through aqueducts.  The incoming water went only to centrally located areas. o The capital city was fairly clean and comfortable. o Core/Periphery – Control/Extraction. o During a period of political disruption, the Germanic tribes invaded the Empire, disrupting major trade routes. o The eastern roman empire remained strong for another 1,000 years.  Its capital was moved to Byzantium and renamed Constantinople. 6


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