The following resources should help you to formulate the contrasts
between the Hellenic and the Hellenistic eras. Please be aware that GA
has a stringent policy concerning homework questions. While I am not
adverse to finding some excellent references to help you in this
endeavor, the actual compilation of the contrast charts should be
accomplished by you so that are able to absorb and fully understand
"Hellenic refers to the people who lived in classical Greece before
the conquests of Philip. Greeks (Hellenic)were isolated and their
civilization was termed classic because it was not heavily influenced
by outside forces."
"Hellenistic refers to Greeks and others who lived during the period
after Alexander the Great's conquests. (mixture of civilizations)"
** See the chart for comparisons between the Hellenic and Hellenistic eras
The following series of study outlines should help you find most all
of the additional material you need to contrast the two eras.
HISTORY & CIVILIZATION OF THE HELLENIC GREEKS: EARLY HELLENIC OR
ARCHAIC PERIOD, c. 1800 - 323 BC
THE HISTORY & CIVILIZATION OF THE HELLENIC GREEKS: CLASSICAL PERIOD
HELLENIC CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: ATHENS & SPARTA
HELLENIC CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION - PHILOSOPHY
ALEXANDER III THE GREAT OF MACEDON- AND HELLENISTIC CIVILIZATION 323 BC til Rome
From "Hellenism." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Hellenism - "the culture, ideals, and pattern of life of ancient
Greece in classical times. It usually means primarily the culture of
Athens and the related cities during the Age of Pericles. The term is
also applied to the ideals of later writers and thinkers who draw
their inspiration from ancient Greece. Frequently it is contrasted
with Hebraism?Hellenism then meaning pagan joy, freedom, and love of
life as contrasted with the austere morality and monotheism of the Old
Testament. The Hellenic period came to an end with the conquest of
Alexander the Great in the 4th cent. B.C. It was succeeded by the
See "Brief overview of Hellenistic civilization." The Columbia
Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
See Ancient and Medieval World - The Hellenistic World
The Spread of Hellenism
Alexander the Great & the Hellenistic World
The Prevailing Civilization of the First Century AD
The Hellenistic Civilization
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hellenic age vs hellenistic age