Alexander The Great Greek

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Alexander the Great, the most amazing and most important Greek in not just Greece but the world of his generation, by conquering most of the “civilized” world before he turned thirty one. Alexander the Great was the son of Philip, general of Macedonia, and Epirus, princess of Olympus, and was born in Pella, Macedonia in the autumn of 356 B.C. During his childhood Alexander was tutored by Aristotle and it is said that even back then he displayed a hunger for glory. (Lincoln Library 11-12) When Alexander turned twenty his father was assassinated leaving him the Macedonian army of 35,000 men. Alexander and his army, containing more Macedonians then Greek soldiers, right away started to take over the Persian Empire by conquering Phoenician…show more content…
Alexander went south from Cilicia into Syria to Meso Potamia into Afghanistan then to Indus River Valley and finally to Punjab conquering everything with out losing a single battle.(Ancient Greece) Alexander planed on invading Rome, Carthage, Arabia, Regions north of the Persian Empire and India again, however he did not follow through.(Michael Hart 196) Alexander believed Greek to be the true civilized people and that every one else was barbaric, however this changed over time when he saw the Persians were great people and want to make Graeco-Persian. Graeco-Persian was a mix of Greeks and Persians, to make this plan a reality he took lots of Persians into his army, held a great feast were every one was invited, created “ the marriage of East and West,” were thousands of Macedonian troops formally married Asian women, and Alexander married the daughter of Darius.(196) Alexander had a Ferocious temper and had many drunken argument, in fact of one of his fights he killed Cleitus a close friend of his who ounce saved his life.(198) Alexander the Great died not yet thirty three in June 323 B.C. of a fever in Babylon, his Empire dissolved after his death however so his conquering only had a short term effect.

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