(323- 168 BCE)
Greeks at the time of Alexander called themselves Hellas - descendents
of people from the district Hellas. Hellas was in the Thessaly region of
ancient Greece. After Alexander III's death in 323 BCE, his generals fought
among themselves and carved up the Empire into their own kingdoms. They
came be known as Hellenistic Kingdoms.
The following was the division of the Empire - Asia Minor
went to Antigonus, East Asia went to Seleukos I, Egypt went to Ptolamy
Soter, Macedonia went to Cassander and Thrace went to Lysimachus. These
Kingdoms later fractured into smaller kingdoms.
RK. Revised: June 30, 2002