CLASS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Hellenistic Greece, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Arrian

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Defeat of persians most significant achievement (this was the dream of most greek but did not thought anyone would possibly be able to do this) Death at babylon (many theories, but do not know for sure what he died. Arrian (anabasis (history of alexander) most reliable source about alexander, source for. They wrote at least 400 years after alexander died, they claim that the ones that were write prior did not survive. These battle lead to complete conquest to west. Developed by philip ii and used by his son alexander the great to conquer the persian empire and other armies. Phalanxes remained dominant on battlefields throughout the hellenistic period, although wars had developed into more protracted operations generally involving sieges and naval combat as much as field battles, until they were finally displaced by the roman legions. Visit to siwa, cult of zeus ammon (attempt to build relationship in egypt)

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