The Legacy of Hellenistic Greece (Arts (Art became focused on the one…
The Legacy of Hellenistic Greece
Art became focused on the one person, instead of gods.
Symmetry and Proportion were no longer strove for
Artists began to produce works on the everyday life, and more emotion, or humor.
Sculptors also felt the change, as they would model normal, everyday people instead of kings or gods.
Magnificent temples for the Greek Gods were erected.
The Columns used in building became more elaborate and designed
Temples became much more ornamental then they previously had been.
Architectural developments were not limited to religious buildings, and can be seen in many parts of the cities.
Democracy disappeared, once again replaced with monarchy.
The Kings of this age were very wealthy, and were not humble about it
After Alexander the Greats death, his territory was split between four of his generals, who all ended up as monarchists.
The generals who split Alexander's territory after his death all started a dynasty of their own.
Science and Technology
The world-view of Greeks was expanded as traders from far east and north came through the cities.
The Archimedes Spiral, a device used to siphon water from the ground, is still in use today
Huge developments in Astronomy were made, such as the development of Star Charts.
Geography also saw huge developments, such as the making of maps with longitudinal and latitudinal lines