How successfully did Alexander combine the culture of the Macedonians and the cultures of the territories that he conquered?

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  • How successfully did Alexander combine the culture of the Macedonians & the cultures of the territories he conquered?
    • Hellenisation
      • AR Temple of Sardis after lightning strike - not real blend as previously Greek
      • PL - Alexandria at Egypt inspired by Homer
    • Divine
      • Visit to Siwah followed either crows or snakes AR = supported
      • Temple of Bel
      • Gordian knot - destiny to rule Asia. AR - lightning, support of Gods
      • Ephesus are willing to hail him as a God
    • Orientalism
      • Use of marriages at e.g. Susa
        • After death left wives
      • Proskynesis was rebelled by Cleitus & Callisthenes
        • Cleitus' death, unsuccessful as got to this
      • Divided Hephaestion & Craterus
    • Games and festivals
      • Held games at with literary contest at Egypt, Tyre

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