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The Hellenistic World

Hellenistic art was a widespread phenomenon. The impact of Greek culture can be traced not only throughout the Mediterranean, from Italy to Egypt, but also in regions beyond, such as Thrace in the Balkans, Colchis (now in the Republic of Georgia), and the southern Arabian Peninsula. Itinerant Greek bronzeworkers satisfied commissions far from their homeland, while local craftsmen employed indigenous techniques to create sculptures in fashionable Greek styles, known throughout the Hellenistic world through trade.