- from Greece’s Golden Age
Now let’s travel back in time to the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The year is 250 BCE. Trade is lively, as ships come from all over with goods for merchants to sell.
Let’s listen to some teachers at the famous Museum school. They are asking students questions—questions that seem impossible to answer. Does that method of teaching remind you of anyone? Like, say, a famous Greek philosopher? It’s not surprising, because Alexandria's culture was strongly influenced by Greece’s Golden Age.
While the Greek city-states became weaker after the Peloponnesian War, big things were happening up in Macedonia. That's an area north of the Greek city-states on the Balkan Peninsula. A strong new king, Philip II, had taken the throne and brought his people together. Once he got that done, he wanted to do the same thing for the Greek lands.