- from Greece’s Golden Age
Now let’s travel back in time to the city of Alexandria in Egypt, around 250 BCE. Trade thrives here, as ships come from all over with goods for merchants to sell in their markets.
Let’s eavesdrop on some teachers at the famous Museum school 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 really not surprising, because the culture of Alexandria was strongly influenced by Greece’s Golden Age.
After the Peloponnesian War, the Greek city-states became weaker. Meanwhile, big things were happening up in Macedonia, an area north of the Greek city-states on the Balkan Peninsula. A strong new king, Philip II, had united his people, and he wanted to do the same thing for the Greek lands.