CLASS 190: Alexander and the Growth of Hellenism

6th Reading Quiz

Part I: Identify two of these three terms. Give me three 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. The page numbers are for your own reference.

Achaemenids (Wilcken, pp. 14, 81, 107)

Susa (Wilcken, p. 141)

Cleitus (Plutarch, p. 307-9)

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 made a point of risking his life in this way both to exercise himself and to inspire others to acts of courage, but his friends, because of the wealth and pomp with which they were surrounded, desired only to lead a life of luxury and idleness. They found his expeditions and campaigns an intolerable burden, and little by little went so far as to abuse and find fault with the king."