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Monday Mix-ins: Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

February 12th, 2018

Relief inspired by the everyday life of Alexander the Great, by Tilemahos Efthimiadis
{Image via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0}

This week we offer a few videos and sites relating to the life and reign of Alexander the Great, and the time after his conquests known as the Hellenistic Period of Ancient Greece ("Hellenistic" is from the Greek word Hellas for Greece). We hope you find them useful:

VIDEOS:

Mini Bio: Alexander the Great – A short video from the Biography channel:

 

Alexander the Great – A 7-minute biography:

 

Alexander the Great, World Conqueror – A full-length documentary:

 

Top 10 Alexander the Great Facts – A few interesting “fun facts:”

 

Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii – Here’s a Khan Academy video examining a piece of art:

 

Greek history- Hellenistic period – See examples of Hellenistic works of art:

 

The Rise of Alexander the | The Greeks – Part of a documentary from PBS.

Alexander the Great miniseries – This 2-part documentary series is available to stream for free with Amazon Prime. (There is no rating given for this series.)

 

WEBSITES:

Interactive Map of Alexander the Great’s Empire

Marble portrait of Alexander the Great

Coins of Alexander the Great  – Scroll down to see pictures.

Videos and photos of Alexandria, now underwater – There are 2 short video clips, and scroll down for photos.

Alexander the Great Rags to Riches game

More Alexander the Great games

Alexander the Great Word Search

Alexander the Great Coloring Page

And here’s the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World blog post that we shared recently, in case you missed it!

 

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