- from Greece’s Golden Age
What happened to the ancient Greeks? It’s a question we don’t really need to ask. That's because in many ways, they’re still with us.
Alexander was no fan of democracy, but he did a lot to keep Greek culture alive. Elements of Greek language, art, city planning, and more became part of the Egyptian, Persian, and Indian cultures.
Alexander’s empire didn’t last, but his influence was felt for hundreds of years. Even after he died, Greek culture continued spreading across the world. Greek ideas reached lands as far away as China. They moved along the Silk Road, a major trading route. That period of time is called the Hellenistic Age, or Greek-like Age. Like Greece’s Golden Age, the Hellenistic Age was full of great achievements in science, thought, art, and technology.