How Did Alexander The Great Spread Western Civilization

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Alexander the Great's reign of dominance throughout western civilization end with his mysterious death which essentially led to both the Hellenistic Age and the demise of his legendary empire. Despite allowing local customs to continue within conquered territory, the Macedonian king's life task was to spread Greek civilization and cultural ideals from the Eastern Mediterranean to Asia; his goal to transform western civilization resulted in a period known as the Hellenistic Age which allowed Greek influence to dominate throughout the Mediterranean. "The spread of Greek influence and language is also shown through coinage. Portraits became more realistic, and the obverse of the coin was often used to display a propaganda image, commemorating