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Topics: Hellenistic civilization, Roman Empire, Greeks Pages: 2 (334 words) Published: November 3, 2014
Between 334 and 323 BCE Alexander the Great created an empire that stretched from Greece to India. The empire disseminated Greek culture and its arts, and exposed Greek artistic styles to a host of new exotic influences. The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE traditionally marks the beginning of the Hellenistic period. Alexander's generals, known as the Diadochoi, "successors," divided the many lands of his empire into kingdoms of their own. New Hellenistic dynasties produced Hellenistic art richly diverse in subject matter and new in stylistic developments. Hellenistic sculptures have realistic details, dramatic compositions, are expressive and theatrical. Epigonos, Dying Gaul, Pergamon, Turkey, Roman copy of bronze o;llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll- llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll- llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll- llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Between 334 and 323 BCE Alexander the Great created an empire that stretched from Greece to India. The empire disseminated Greek culture and its arts, and exposed Greek artistic styles to a host of new exotic influences. The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE traditionally marks the beginning of the Hellenistic period. Alexander's generals, known as the Diadochoi, "successors," divided the many lands of his empire into kingdoms of their own. New Hellenistic dynasties produced Hellenistic art richly diverse in subject matter and new in stylistic developments. Hellenistic sculptures have realistic details, dramatic compositions, are expressive and theatrical. Epigonos, Dying Gaul, Pergamon, Turkey, Roman copy of bronze o Between 334 and 323 BCE Alexander the Great created an empire that stretched from Greece to India. The empire disseminated Greek culture and its arts, and exposed Greek artistic styles to a host of new exotic influences. The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE...
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