CLASS 190: Alexander and the Growth of Hellenism

8th 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.

Spitamenes (Wilcken, pp. 158-60)

Bessus (Plutarch, p. 301)

Bucephalus (Wilcken, p. 184; Plutarch, pp. 301, passim)

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.

'But now, he went on, 'show us the power of your eloquence by criticizing the Macedonians so that they can recognize their shortcomimngs and improve themselves.' Callisthenes then turned to the other side of the picture and delivered a long list of home truths about the Macedonians, pointing out that the rise of Philip's power had been brought about by divisions among the rest of the Greeks..."