- from Greece’s Golden Age
Whatever happened to the ancient Greeks? That’s a question we don’t really need to ask, because in many ways they’re still with us.
Alexander may not have been a fan of democracy, but he did a lot to keep Greek culture alive. Thanks to him, elements of Greek language, art, urban planning, and more became part of the cultures of Egypt, Persia, and India.
Alexander’s empire didn’t last, but his influence was felt for hundreds of years after his death. Greek culture continued to spread across much of the known world. Greek ideas reached lands as far away as China, thanks to the Silk Road, an important trading route. That period of time is known as the Hellenistic Age, or Greek-like Age. Much like Greece’s Golden Age, the Hellenistic Age was full of great achievements in science, thought, art, and technology.