Alexander the Great was one of the best generals the world has ever seen. His determination helped him spread the Greek culture (also called Hellenism) throughout his empire. In a short thirteen years, Alexander conquered the Persians and controlled one of the biggest empires in history. Lead by his fathers prejudice against the Persians and notorious temperament has lead many historians to wonder, was Alexander really great? Alexander's first battle was with the Persians at Granicus River in 334 B.C.E. By the following spring, Alexander controlled the entire western half of Asia minor. The Persian king, Darius the third, tried to stop Alexander but failed at Issus in 333 B.C.E. After his victory Alexander then turned south and by the winter of 332 B.C.E, Alexander controlled Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. In 331 B.C.E Alexander once again fought the Persians at Gaugamella in the Northwest of Babylon. After his victory Alexander entered the Persian capitols of Susa and Persepolis and plundered all of the gold and treasures of the city. Not satisfied with his victory over Persia, Alexander continued to pursue the Persian king Darius the third only to find that he had been killed by one of his own men. This lead Alexander to turn east to India. Exhausted and weary of yet another battle, Alexanders men mutinied against him and forced him to retreat from India. Alexander had created one the biggest empires the world has seen, but unable to leave an heir, it fell just as quickly as it rose after his death at the age of 32. Some speculated that fever or excessive alcohol consumption lead to his death, others believe that he was poisoned. Weather he had plans for a world empire are unknown, but in his fathers final wishes he reported to tell Alexander to " expand your empire for the one I left you is not enough." Was Alexander really great? Alexander was a self proclaimed decedent of the Gods, claiming that he was related to Hercules. He was known to murder
Alexander the Great Legacy
Alexander the Great was one of the military leader of the ancient times. But he is not only known for his military leadership. His legacy can be seen throughout the world today. Though Alexander the Great died to and unknown cause, he did not vanish from the history books. This is for two main reasons. One, he united Greek city-states, and two, he conquered most of Europe, the Middle East, and Egypt.
Alexander the Great was born in July 356 BCE, at Pella, Macedon. His….
Alexander the Great
A conqueror is someone who uses powerful military forces to take ownership of vast amounts of land. A great example of a conqueror is Julius Caesar of the great Roman Empire. Alexander the Great had a successful militry career such as under the leadership of his father his military endeavors from age 17 to 21, Alexander success in victories, conquering the Persian Empire.
Alexander, a great commander who possessed impressive intellect….
After the death of King Darius III, Alexander began to introduce his ‘Policy of Fusion’. He believed that if the two traditions (Macedonian and Persian) could be “blended and assimilated”, his authority would be more securely established and would rest on good will rather than on force, according to ancient historian Plutarch. This tell us that Alexander did not want to destroy the Persia that Darius and his ancestors had set up and replace it with a Macedonian ruling. Quoting Plutarch, “He understood….
The Hellenistic Age is known to start with Alexander the Great’s death in 323 BCE where the conquest of Mesopotamia and Egypt were obtained and then gloriously ruled by the Greek kings that once were Alexander’s generals. Known by the term Diadochi they were commonly referred to as “successors” to Alexander and they took it upon themselves to divide the area that ranged from Greece to Asia Minor to rule their own empire which included regions of Egypt and Near East to India.….
Alexander the Great is without doubt one of the greatest military leaders of history. Not only did Alexander of Macedon conquer enormous areas of the known world but also he demonstrated dynamic leadership and masterful strategy on a large scale and tactics on the battlefield. During his life, he ruled the largest empire the world had ever seen, which stretched from ancient Greece to India. The son of King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle and first led Macedonian….
Alexander the Great’s Policy
From his conception, Alexander was destined for greatness. Born to Olympias, Princess of
Epirus and Phillip II, King of Macedon, passion and purpose were the driving forces of his
young life. As a young boy, in Philips absence, he entertained Persian envoys and much to
the surprise of the guests instead of asking about the Persian hanging gardens, he asked
about the state of the Persian army and the roads. Clearly, at his tender….
The Life of Alexander the Great
At the age of twenty years old, Alexander's reign of the Macedonian throne began in 336 B.C. following the death of his father, Philip II. Olympias, Alexander's mom, was thought to have assassinated her own husband so that the throne would be prepared for her son. When Alexander became King, he wanted to do great things so that everyone would know that he is King. From the beginning of his reign, he always had a passion for fighting and winning wars. He also noticed….
that people think of in connection to Alexander Hamilton. Many people know that Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury, but he is much more. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton showed America through relentless fighting, sleepless nights, and determination, that immigrants and orphans could make a change. He left his legacy as a general, writer, Secretary of the Treasury, and adulterer.
The early life of Alexander Hamilton was rough. He experienced the….
The death of Alexander the great, a Macedonian king who conquered a wide range of kingdoms from Europe to Asia at the age of 32, leaved a mystery about the cause of his death until now. Ancient historians never reached an agreement about the cause of Alexander's death. Even though most of them expected that the disease as the cause of death of the king, but other historians argue that his death as murder. In 1996 Eugene Borza, a scholar conducting an investigation at the University of Maryland and….
empire at its peak has long been seen as one of the largest wholes during the classical era, and few have rivaled its size. The land that Alexander the Great was able to conquer, however, was one of the few that served as an appropriate challenge. Around the time of 338 B.C.E through 323 B.C.E., Alexander's collected mass was a whole. Of a Greek origin, Alexander was taught by Aristotle, the great philosopher, and it can be inferred that he used the strategic methods learned, among other things, to….