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THEO 1088 Lecture 3: JAN25_THEO100206_WALTON

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THEO 1088

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Lecture 4 Responses to Hellenization Policy dealing w foreign oppressors two options: allow being oppressed to maintain some of your religion, or fight outright and be willing to die in maccabees: absolutely oppose the romans even if it means death otherwise: romans usually allow you to practice a certain amount does your policy have to change depending on the circumstance? maccabees under selucieds vs jeffers reading under romans (check readings) Outline of History persian empire for most of 5th and 4th centuries (esther) late 4th century threat of the greeks (pelopalsian wars, western asia, judea, alexander the great) alexander 334332 aka beginning of the hellenistic period new language, culture, philosophy, everyone adopts the greek (greco roman) culture alexander died 323 and his empire split among four of his generals, war and consolidation ptolemaic kingdom seleucid kingdom antigonid kingdom 1. The Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt and the North African Coast. This was established by Ptolemy I of Egypt. 2. The Seleucid Kingdom established by Seleucus I of Syria 3. 1
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