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Chapter 12, Lesson 3: Alexander the Great and His Influence (pp. 374-381)

I. The Rise of Macedonia

II. Alexander's Conquests
    A. Though only 20, Alexander took firm control of his father's kingdom.

    B. With his troops, Alexander began a 20,000-mile journey of conquest.

III. The Spread of Greek Culture
    A. As Alexander conquered lands, he established colonies and cities modeled after Greek cities, and left Greeks to rule the conquered lands.

    B. During the Hellenistic Age, the center of Greek culture shifted from Athens to Alexandria.

    C. Alexandria's library became the largest in the western world, lasting seven centuries.

IV. After Alexander
    A. After Alexander's death in 323 B.C., Greek culture still united the empire, but politically it broke apart.

    B. Alexander's generals divided the empire and fought each other for control.

    C. Eventually three generals and regions emerged as the strongest.

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