First, he was merciful in his campaigns and conquering to people who deserved the respect. When Alexander and his men razed the town of Thebes leaving it and its people in ruins for their rebellion, he is said to have spared many civilians from death and to honor his enemies who deserved such respect. One story states that a civilian woman had killed a Macedonian general and when told to beg for mercy for her actions she refused staying loyal and strong. Alexander honored this …show more content…
When he was fighting the Persians he was heavily outnumbered but still managed to defeat the army because he had cornered them and scared the king into running which led to his victory. Also when fighting the Indian kings he used the monsoons and Indian elephants against the opposing militaries. He had his men kill the elephants riders so that they panicked and caused more damage to their own military than to Alexander's. These prove that he was very wise in his military tactics and a huge reason to earn him the status of great.
Lastly, Alexander the Great was a very wise ruler. When he conquered Persia he allowed them to continue to be ran by Persians, when he conquered a new territory he would have his men marry women from the area to spread his influence, and he would rule as if he were a god-king to the conquered peoples religions. All of these actions were very strategic and in the long run kept Alexander very successful in his ruling which earns him the status of Great.
With all these reasons how could one not consider Alexander to be great? If he is not to be considered great despite all of his achievements then no one that has ever walked on this planet should ever receive the status of great because no leader can keep a balance of being merciful, tolerant, tactical and wise like the Macedonian king, Alexander the Great,