Refers to Greek culture internationalized by Alexander the Great and his followers. Though commonly applied to the fourth to second centuries B.C., it can slo denote many aspects of later Greco-Roman culture.
term used to identify the final phase of Greek art, from approximately 300 B.C. to 150 B.C. Sculptural characteristics include realism, greater dramatic action and movement, and the portrayal of emotions and psychological states.
the new culture that arose when Alexander overthrew the Persian Empire and began spreading Hellenism - Greek culture, language, thought and way of life - as far as India. It is called Hellenistic to distinguish it from the Hellenic period. (p. 93)