- from Greece’s Golden Age
Now let’s travel back in time to the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The year is 250 BCE, and ships are coming from all over with goods to buy and sell. Trade is lively.
Let’s listen to a lesson at the famous Museum school. The teacher is asking students questions, but they seem impossible to answer. Does that method remind you of anyone? Like, say, a famous Greek philosopher? It’s not surprising. Greece’s Golden Age was a big influence on Alexandria's culture.
After the Peloponnesian War, the Greek city-states became weaker. Meanwhile, big things were happening 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 united his people. Next, he wanted to do the same thing for the Greek lands.