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hellenistic age

hellenistic age in Culture

Hellenistic Age definition

The period from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 b.c. to the middle of the first century b.c. It was marked by Greek and Macedonian emigration to areas conquered by Alexander and by the spread of Greek civilization from Greece to northern India. (See Alexandria.)

The American HeritageĀ® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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