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Definition: Concept that explained the carrying of Greek thought, ideals, and practices to the Persian Empire and beyond by Alexander the Great. Greece called itself "Hellas." Hellenism was the spreading of "Hellas" to the rest of the world. The spread of Hellenism embraced nearly all forms of life, including politics, art, philosophy, religion, and science.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Hellenistic World
This source is outstanding! Check it out!

Alexanderama
The largest list of Alexander links on the planet!

Plutarch's Life of Alexander
Read an ancient source's story of the great man.

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