Hellenistic Culture

Back of Amphora, Attic Red-Figure Amphora, 490-470 BCE, The J. Paul Getty Museum, #96.AE.98, http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/29521/attributed-to-the-berlin-painter-attic-red-figure-amphora-greek-attic-490-470-bc/?artview=dor137180

How did Greek trade,travel, and colonies, followed by the conquests of Alexander the Great and the spread of Hellenistic culture, affect increasing connections among regions in Afroeurasia?

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This set focuses on the increase in interconnection between regions in Afroeurasia because of the activities of Greeks, Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic kingdoms. They initiated connection of the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and central Asia. Trade and the spread of ideas and technologies, particularly Hellenism and Buddhism, expanded throughout this area.