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Greece Part 2

Ancient Greece: Part 2

Philip II King of Macedonia and conquered Greece in 338 B.C.
Macedonia an ancient kingdom north of Greece, whose ruler Philip II conquered Greece in 388 B.C.
Alexander the Great Son of Philip II
Darius III Persian King
Hellenistic relating to the civilization, language, art, science, and literature of the Greek world from the reign of Alexander the Great to the late second century
Alexandria Egyptian city that was the center of commerce and the Hellenistic civilization.
Euclid a mathematician who taught in Alexandria
Archimedes Hellenistic scientist who studied at Alexandria.
Colossus of Rhodes an enormous Hellenistic statue that formerly stood near the harbor of Phodes.
Mycenaean an Indo- European person who settled on the Greek mainland about 2000 B.C.
Trojan War a war, fought around 1200 B.C., in which an army led by Mycenaean kings attacked the independent trading city of Troy in Anatolia
Dorian a Greek-speaking people that, according to tradition, migrated to the mainland Greece after the destruction of the Mycenaean civilization.
Homer the greatest storyteller who was a blind man
epic a long narrative poem celebrating the deeds of legendary or traditional heroes.
myth a traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
helot in the society of ancient Sparta, a peasant bound to the land.
Created by: cbrim