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The more common name of this period is Hellenism. It starts with the death of Alexander III of Macedon (323 BC) and ends with the battle at Actium (31 BC).


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Approximately 300 BC to 30 BC, or up to 642 AD. In the context of the sciences, the Alexandrian period refers to a phase associated with the Musaeum at Alexandria - a institution which included the famous Great Library. Founded supposedly circa 300 BC by Ptolemy I Soter and patronised by his dynasty until the Roman conquest, the Musaeum was a major centre ...


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