- from Greece’s Golden Age
What happened to the ancient Greeks? In many ways, they’re still with us. Alexander was no fan of democracy.
Even so, he helped keep Greek culture alive. Parts of Greek language, art, city planning, and more entered the Egyptian, Persian, and Indian cultures.
Alexander’s empire didn’t last. Even so, his influence lasted hundreds of years. After he died, Greek culture kept spreading. Greek ideas reached as far away as China. These ideas moved along the Silk Road, a major trading route. This period of time is called the Hellenistic Age. Hellenistic means Greek-like. The Hellenistic Age—like Greece’s Golden Age—was full of great advances in science, thought, art, and technology.