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    creed, felt included, valued, and paramount to all, free. Although the citizens of Alexandria were authorized to practice and preserve their sacred religions, many ethnic groups adopted Greek practices, which they integrated into their pre-existing rituals. This process is known as Hellenization. There are many aspects which contribute to the very Greek essence of the city of Alexandria. The first is its literature. Greeks greatly valued…

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    The classical period is known as the period before Alexander the Great’s death. The Hellenistic period is known after his death. However, while he was alive he came up with great campaigns that changed the world of the Greeks. The differences that he attempted to change were the studies of the philosophy, science, religion, literature, and art. In the classical period or classical era, art was based on realism for the most part. The Hellenistic period showed art with more facial expression and…

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    The picture presented shows a marble grave stele. The object was found in Smyrna, and it dates from approximately the period between 150 BC – 100 BC . The stele belongs to the British Museum in London. The object is a grave which would have been placed in a cemetery. It as a height of 74.93 centimetres. It is made of marble, and it was created by the process of carving. This object was found in Smyrna, a place where many grave steles of this period have been discovered, and which have allowed…

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    In Biblical history the approximately 400 years that separate the time of the ministry of Malachi to the appearance of Jesus Christ is known as the Intertesamental period. Roughly from 433 B.C. – 5 B.C; some refer to this period as the silent years; however this time was anything but silent. Israel during this time ceased to be an independent nation and was downgraded to a minor territory while other great empires flourished. Then in 332 B.C. when Alexander the Great took over the Holy Land, the…

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    The most prominent of the cities he established was probably Alexandria in Egypt, which would become one of the largest and most prosperous cities of the ancient world due to its location and harbor. The culture of the lands that he captured was also impacted; the process of Hellenization attempted to spread the culture and political institutions of the Greek peninsula to the rest of the empire. One civilization that existed centuries after the life of Alexander was also heavily influenced by…

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    “Alexander's reign marked the beginning of a new era known as the Hellenistic Age…” (“Alexander the Great). Finally, the Hellenistic Age was marked with Greek culture spreading throughout the known world. Love of Greek food, the spread of the Greek language, and even the integration of Greek people into different cultures are all marks and effects of Alexander’s empire. It brought people together and united the know world in many ways; a few of those being amphitheaters, The Library of…

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    the King of Babylon during an invasion in Palestine. Many people were captured and made into slaves. This became known as the Babylonian Captivity. Around this time a new image of Yahweh was created. He believed that the final victory over evil would be brought on by Messiah, “Anointed one”. The Babylonians Jews were freed from slavery when the King of Persia conquered Babylonian and added Palestine to the Persian Empire. The Jews became wealthy again and traveled back…

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    Regretatio Graeca

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    Matuta are exclusively analysed along the lines of space, time, function, iconography and ritual. Through source criticism of literacy and archeological evidence, this article investigates the extent to which the phenomenon of intercultural translation applies in relation to interpretatio Graeca. Methodology: 239 words This article focuses on a comparative study of Mater Matuta, and her Roman and Greek deity equilvants. Literary and archaeological evidence as far back as the Archaic Period…

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    Hellenistic religious practices and beliefs. These included the redefinition of the transcendence of God as incorporeal, intangible, and unapproachable. There was also a gradual transition from the inherited deification of priests, prophets, and kings to the acquired divinization of the well-to-do and educated individuals through the inherent indwelling of deity. This development was also further influenced by the Hellenistic democracy, which was promoted by the concept of a mortal body and an…

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    That melting pot of people consisted of Greek, Armenians, Persians, Mede's, Assyrians, and Jews. The Hellenization of the empire was made possible by the establishment of Greek cities throughout the empire. The creation of these now Greek cities and towns was aided by the fact that the Greek mainland was overpopulated and mad Seleucid empire ripe for colonization. Colonization was used to advance Greek interest while also assimilating the groups of natives. This socially led to the adoption of…

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