The Golden Age Of Greek Culture Essay

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At the end of the Athenian greatness which was when they were defeated in the Peloponnesian War, it led to the “Golden Age of Greek culture,” as Strayer the goes on to tells us about the lasting effects of the Greek culture. What Strayer meant by the Golden Age of Greek Culture is, the Greek culture started to spread throughout the different parts of the Mediterranean world rapidly. Strayer mentions that, “During this period, the Parthenon, that marvelous temple to the Greek Goddess Athena, was built; Greek theater was born from the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; and Socrates was beginning his career as a philosopher and an irritant in Athens” (pg.114). When Alexander the Great led the Greek Army and came together with the people that also disliked the Persian’s and defeated them in the war he became a legend and leader. The journey of the Greek Empire becoming one started from Egypt and Anatolia, the west of Afghanistan, and Eastern India.
With his great defeat over Persian Empire, Alexander became known as the King of Asia. It was his journey that lead to the spread of the Greek culture in many different parts of the Mediterranean world. The widespread of the Greek culture was also known as the Hellenistic Era that took place from 323-30 B.C.E. As we go on to read in Strayer’s reading he mentions that the widespread of the Greek culture is the cities that Alexander and rulers after him during the Hellenistic Era discovered. It was then as Strayer mentions…

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