Lecture 13: The Hellenistic World, The Myth of Arcadia

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(Duiker 109-118)

Questions about Duiker: Why is Philip of Macedon famous? *What were the major achievements of Alexander the Great? What does "Hellenistic" mean? *How did the status of women change during the Hellenistic period? What were the main subjects of the poems of Theocritus? What characteristics of Hellenistic art are illustrated by the sculpture of the old market woman? *Why is Archimedes famous? *What is the goal of life according to Epicurus' philosophy? What makes Stoicism different from Epicureanism? *On what premises are the mystery religions based? For what religion did they prepare the way?

Lecture topics:
Alexander the Great
Characteristics of Hellenistic civilization
Learning
Philosophy
Religion
Art
Literature

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