Alexander the Great

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Thesis Statement: Alexander III of Macedon was truly great because he spread Greek language and culture throughout his empire, he had great success in the military field, and he was a philosophical idealist.

First Major Idea: Alexander III of Macedon was truly great because he spread Greek language and culture throughout his empire. From 336 to 334 and many years after that, Alexander conquered territories on a superhuman scale. He then promoted Greek culture and language throughout his empire and it soon became a common aspect.

Supporting Sentence: To spread the Greek culture throughout his empire, Alexander did many things, he had his empire stretch from Greece to India, he made Greek the common language, and he spread Greek education and culture.

Supporting Sentence: While spreading the Greek culture and language throughout his empire, Alexander accomplished many positive things, which attributed to him being referred to as great. He spread Socratic dialogue throughout Europe and Asia, he integrated Persians and Orientals into his administration and army, he created a common currency and language, and he increased literacy and education.

Second Major Idea: Alexander III of Macedon was truly great because he had great success in the military field. Within few years, Alexander conquered many territories, expanding his empire from Greece to India. Alexander and his armies had marched for eleven years and not once lost a battle.

Supporting Sentence: To become very successful in the military field, Alexander had to conquer a lot of territory, which took a lot of battle plans and defense tactics. Alexander also started training in the military, when he started to fight and rule alongside his father, Phillip. Once they defeated Chaeronea, Alexander renamed the city Alexandria, and took over his father’s army. Alexander also defeated many armies including, the Maedi, the Troy, and the Persians.

Supporting Sentence: It takes a lot of work...
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