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    The temple of Apollo at Corinth, ca. sixth century B.C.
    Courtesy Jean R. Tartter

    Weakness in the established states promoted the rise of a new power, Macedonia, under the inspired military leadership of Alexander the Great. Alexander left no legacy of stable governance, however, and the Macedonian Empire that he created fragmented shortly after his death into a shifting collection of minor states.

    Data as of December 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece HELLENISTIC GREECE information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece HELLENISTIC GREECE should be addressed to the Library of Congress.

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