CLASS 190: Alexander and the Growth of Hellenism

3rd Reading Quiz

Part I: Identify two (please!) of these three terms. Give me three (or so) sentences telling me 1)who, where,or what it is; 2)some species of time frame; and 3)the item's significance for this class.

Olympias Caria Agema

Part II: (A single paragraph should handle this nicely) Who wrote this? What does it describe, and why do we care? Once you get past the identification, make an argument from what you see and what you know.

"Alexander's Macedonian advisors feared that a crisis was at hand and urged the young king to leave the Greek states to their own devices and refrain from using any force against them. As for the barbarian tribes, they considered that he should try to win them back by using milder methods, and forestall the first signs of revolt by offering them concessions. Alexander, however, chose precisely the opposite course..."