Alexander The Great (Medium plywood)

Alexander The Great (Medium plywood)

Alexander The Great on plywood has been produced for Dig if U will exclusively. 

The medium plywood print is 19cm wide x 28 cm high.

A little bit about Alexander:

Alexander The Great  was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead Dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Phillip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of 30 he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to north-western India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

LEGACY

Alexander's legacy extended beyond his military conquests. His campaigns greatly increased contacts and trade between East and West, and vast areas to the east were significantly exposed to Greek civilization and influence. Some of the cities he founded became major cultural centres, many surviving into the 21st century. His chroniclers recorded valuable information about the areas through which he marched, while the Greeks themselves got a sense of belonging to a world beyond the Mediterranean.

HELLENISATION

Alexander's empire was the largest state of its time, covering approximately 5.2 million square km.

Hellenization was coined by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen to denote the spread of Greek language, culture, and population into the former Persian empire after Alexander's conquest. That this export took place is undoubted, and can be seen in the great Hellenistic cities of, for instance, Alexandria, Antioch and Seleucia (south of modern Baghdad). Alexander sought to insert Greek elements into Persian culture and attempted to hybridize Greek and Persian culture.

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