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 Hellenistic culture in Armenia.  The invasions of Alexander of Macedonia (late of IV century BC) created a new era in the history of the countries of Western Asia. In the territory of ancient East the period  of «Hellenism» began. Hellenism doesn’t bear only  the influence of western civilization; it is richer. This refers to the system of cultural penetrations and influences, which is characterized by the eastern influence on Greek phenomenon. The cultural development in the countries of East was conditioned by the historical development of the territory in the  previous century. Anyhow, it was the result of unprecedented synthesis of eastern and western civilizations as well.  The rich culture of ancient East was mixed with classical Greek culture. As a result a unique culture was formed with  Hellenistic features.

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