GRK 142 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Women In Iran, Ecumene, Athenian Democracy

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Bringing together east and west: changes title. Diadem (crown) important to macedon but greeks view this as a sign of tyranny. Persian robe greeks don"t like this. Rejects macedonian hat which macedon takes as a rejection of macedon: claims he is half-mortal new achilles. Depicts himself like zeus on coins living people had never been on coins before. Pharaoh is considered to be a living god. Mesopotamian king is the gods" representative on earth. Claims oasis says he is zeus" son. Offensive to greeks because they don"t believe in living gods but they eventually praise him like a god: tries to join greek and persia by having a mass wedding of ten thousand. Macedonian men and ten thousand persian women in susa. Alexander"s motives: positive: unifying all of mankind under one ruler, negative: power hungry imperialist who essentially committed mass genocide. Greek culture dominates middle east until islam rises. Oikoumene opened up the world for all known people.

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