THE INDO-GREEK KINDOMS AND MACEDONIA
Macedonia continued to be a Greek region under the successors of Alexander the Great and for some two centuries was the core of larger state entities ruled by Macedonian kings. In the meantime, Alexander’s successors managed to rule in Africa, Middle East and Asia as far as in India, thus creating the Hellenistic world, transmitting the Greek language, art and socio-culture. The Hellenistic expansion brought the Greeks in India and beyond. Alexander’s successors built and maintained in central Asia for two hundred years the Indo-Greek kingdoms, substantially influencing the oriental cultures including the Indians and the Chinese. There were over 30 Indo-Greek kings in the region; arguably the most famous were Euthydemos, Demetrios and Menander.