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Hellenistic Kingdoms


The Hellenistic Kingdoms were several political entities that were born out of the mass confusion that broke upon the unexpected death of Alexander the Great during the conflicts known as the Wars of the Diadochi. These kingdoms were seized by the various diadochi or military advisors that established their own soverign entities from the existing Achaemenid Empire satrapies.

The establishment of these various kingdoms helped launch the Hellenistic Period when the culture of Hellenism was allowed to spread from Europe all the way through Africa into Mesopotamia and down into India and Southeast Asia. During this time Greek culture diffused and mixed with an unimaginable combination of other cultures, ideas and influences which developed through extensive trade routes.

Kingdom of Macedon

See Kingdom of Macedon

Ptolemaic Kingdom

See Ptolemaic Kingdom

Seleucid Empire

See Seleucid Empire

Roman Republic

See Roman Republic


See Carthage


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