Alexander the Great

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Elisabeth Stanley
10/3/12
Western Civilization
Term Paper

I have chosen to write about Alexander the Great and how effective he was as a military leader, king, and conqueror. This topic is important because by the age of thirty, Alexander the Great had created one of the largest empires in ancient history. There has lately been some discussion and doubts about just how great he was as a leader and a ruler. Many historians paint very different pictures of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great had several roles in his lifetime. He was a fair king, who listened to his people and was loved by them. He was a merciless general, who conquered most of the civilized world, from Greece to Egypt, Persia and India. He was also a generous, but powerful conqueror, because he would let them follow their own culture. Alexander the Great was the greatest military leader, king, and conqueror in history.

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1. “Alexander the Great.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Frank W. Walbank. Web. 12 May 2006. 2. Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization Seventh Edition. Pg 101 -105 3. “The Legacy of Alexander the Great.” Article Click. Article Click, Web. 3 Mar 2011.

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http://www.pdesas.org/module/content/resources/20228/view.ashx http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/14224/Alexander-the-Great Freeman, Philip. Alexander the Great. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print. http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/AlexandertheGreat.html

Elisabeth Stanley
Alexander the Great
Was Alexander the Great the best conqueror and military leader history has ever known? There has lately been some discussion and doubts about just how great he was as a leader and a ruler. Many historians paint very different pictures of Alexander the Great. Many people say that Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror in history, due to his founding of the Mongol Empire. Others say that Napoleon Bonaparte was the greatest military leader in history, due to his...
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