Alexander The Assassination Of King Philip II

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Alexander came to be ruler not by vote, but by the assassination of his father, King Philip II, who had been bringing Greece under his control little by little. Alexander the great was born in the ancient capital of Macedonia, Pella, in 356 B.C. Alexander was born into royalty, his father was King Philip II, while his mother was Olympias, the princess of Epirus. During his childhood he was surrounded by military training and battle. He watched his dad battle and win, victory after victory throughout the Balkans. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, was hired as Alexander’s tutor at the age of 13, and taught him science, philosophy, medicine and literature. King Philip II had lived in Thebes and admired Greek culture, which he passed on to his

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