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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).


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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