Who Is Alexander The Great Really Great

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Was Alexander the Great really great? History Essay Name: Christy Sit 6A (23) A northern Greek named Alexander lll of Macedon, from 20/21 July, 356 to 10/11 June 323 BC, was known as Alexander the Great. He was the king of Macedon and had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world. Why was Alexander the Great called ‘The Great’? Was Alexander the Great really a genius, or was he just a lucky king? The answer seemed to be simple and straightforward; Alexander the Great was a successful achiever, winning lots of battles with just a small army and at a young age. However, Alexander was born to a king. The skills, armies and tactics that he used were all evoking from his father. If Alexander was that great, why would his empire collapsed after his death? Does Alexander the Great deserve to be called ‘The Great’? Alexander was able to be a ruler because he was born in a rich and powerful family. His father was the King of Macedon. When he was 16 years old, his father employed the best mind of the time, Aristotle, to be Alexander’s tutor. Although Alexander was smart and brilliant, the most important was that he was mostly impressive. He was very privileged to be mentored by one of the greatest philosophers in the world. He also learned the best combat skills and tactics by his…show more content…
However, Alexander was also very reckless and made some mistakes. In India, he pushed his men too hard by making them walk through the harsh desert. He could have easily taken them on a less difficult route, but he wanted to become more famous by doing extremely dangerous things. However it was too difficult for his men and they were forced to turn back. Moreover Alexander’s army was small, that gave the men more pressure. Eventually his army was too tired and revolted against his commands because they missed their home. Alexander finally agreed and turned them
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