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  • Alexander The Great's Empire
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    It seems as if from the moment he was born, Alexander the Great was destined for extraordinary power. On July twentieth, 356 BC., Olympius and King Philip the Second of Macedonia, gave birth to a son and named him Alexander. The actual date of his birth still lies in question though but July twentieth seems to be the most widely accepted one. Alexander developed into quite an individual. He was a very generous man who demonstrated extreme loyalty toward his friends, though at the same time he wa...
  • Cleopatra To King Alexander
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    Life and Times of Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander the great made an impact on world history that few individuals can profess to have done. He ruled all of the known world, and one of the largest empires ever. His men were the first westerners to encounter tales of the Yeti. They even discovered and classified new types of flora and fauna, such as the red mold that grew on their bread while they were in Asia, and made it appear as if it were bleeding. He expanded the Hellenist sphere o...
  • Year 323 Bc Alexander The Great
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    Alexander the GreatByKenneth W. Dunn Professor Diane GordonUMUCHIST 115 Spring 2005 Introduction Alexander was born on July 20th, 356 BC to King Philip II and Olympia's. He was born in Pella, Macedonia. In 343 BC Aristotle was hired to educate Alexander at the age of 13. In 338 he commanded for the first time the Calvary during the battle of Chaeronea. Alexander ascends the throne of Macedonia in 336 BC after the murder of his father, King Philip II. 336-323 BC is when he started his empire, con...
  • Alexander The Great
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    Alexander the great essay Alexander the Great is one of the very few generals in history who never lost. His unbroken success is all the more amazing because the circumstances he faced varied widely and he often exposed himself recklessly in battle. Alexander won his first victory when he was just 16 against hill tribes on the borders of Macedonia. When he ascended the throne of Macedonia, located just north of Greece, the hill tribes and the Greek city of Thebes rebelled against his rule. He de...
  • Alexander The Great's Life
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    Alexander The Great's Struggles Alexander the Great was most likely the greatest leader ever. His tactics and reasoning are still studied all over the world even after 2,000 years ago. Being a teenager from a divorced family and forced to rule at such a young age intensely impacted Alexander's Life. According to records, he was said to be a heavy drinker and because of his mother's excessive praise, believed himself to be a god. His loyalty, ego, and ambitions are a few of his life struggles tha...
  • Alexander The Great
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    Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan This paper will explore the lives of three of the most well known rulers in human history, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan. This will first consist of an examination of the personalities and gifts of each of these rulers. Details of the course and extent of the conquests and achievements of each individual will follow this. The lasting contributions made by these three men will then be noted. The first ruler under consider...
  • Alexander The Great And Augustus
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    Alexander the Great and Augustus, two names that countless people have spoken. Many people have no doubt heard these names; others perhaps have not. Alexander the Great and Augustus were two men who were famous for their accomplishments in ancient times. So, they are similar right? Wrong. The earlier of these two men was Alexander the Great, records indicate that he was born in the summer of 356 B.C. Alexander was the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias. Stories say that on the sam...
  • Alexander And His Army
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    Alexander the Great Humanity has known a few distinguished consolidators of civilizations. Alexander the Great is one of them, and the first to accumulate power in his hand beyond any conqueror's dream. His feats served as guidelines for other rulers like Cesar Augustus and Napoleon, who, by means of outstanding military prowess, conquered and ruled most of the civilized world of their times. Alexander was a very unique and enigmatic figure, whose actions and beliefs, would be a major part in th...
  • Sons Of Amon Ra And Alexander
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    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great, was born in June, 356 BC, in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. His parents were Philip II and Olympia. Some say that Zeus was his father but it is probably just a myth. Aristotle taught Alexander in his early teen years. He stimulated his interest in science, medicine, and philosophy. In the summer of 336 BC, Alexander's father was assassinated, and Alexander ascended to the Macedonian throne. He found himself surrounded by enemies at home and thre...
  • Alexander The Great And The Hellenistic Empire
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    The designation of Alexander as Great is heavily dependent on the definition of great used. Generally, Alexander's greatness is seen to describe his universal attributes. His overall skills, personality and success are combined into a single-syllabled definition of character, which has come to identify him as one of the most revered men in history. A reverence that he is perhaps not worthy of.! SS History judges us not only by the outcome of the war, but by the manner in which it was fought. !" ...
  • Alexander The Great And Napoleon
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    On the surface Alexander the Great appears to be similar to many modern generals and military leaders. Tojo, Hitler, Patton, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Norman Scharttzcopf all could be considered military Geniuses on the same level of Alexander the Great. It is however upon examining their motives that the similarities begin to disappear. Tojo and Hitler were great conquers but were racist and merciless in their pursuit of political ideas. As a result they were feared by the people they were conque...
  • Alexander's Army
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    3/8/97 B-BLOCK Alexander the Great was one of the greatest generals of all time, he helped set forth standard for the proceeding Greek militaries. Alexander was born in 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia; he was born the son of King Philip the 2nd. He was tutored by the well famous Aristotle. He at the age of twenty, took over his fathers thrown after he had been assassinated (it is believed that Darius paid for the assassination of King Philip the 2nd), ruling Macedonia and Olympias. And for the nex...
  • Alexander's Military In Addition To The Phalanx
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    Alexander the Great was a great military leader for many reasons. His life was filled with events that would provide him with valuable experience. The people with whom he was close while growing up urged him to try his hardest, and this also contributed to his great leadership. In the following paper, I will explain how Alexander's parents and education, among other things, helped him to gain the necessary experience and qualities of a good leader, and how he used this experience as he got older...
  • Alexander The Great Alexander Of Macedonia
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    Alexander the Great Alexander of Macedonia was the greatest military leader in the history of the world. Better known as Alexander the Great, he set out to take back the Greek city-states of Asia Minor, but he intended to do so much more. In his life he was king of Macedonia, General of Greece, Master of Asia, and the Pharaoh of Egypt. Many world leaders of the future would look up to him. Julius Caesar said of Alexander "Why have I accomplished so little, when at my age he was the Master of the...
  • Alexander The Great This Essay
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    ALEXANDER THE GREAT This essay is about Alexander the Great. He is said to be one of the greatest military minds in history. This essay will describe his as ention in to the throne, his upbringing, his great military mastermind, his impact on the world, and his famous battles with Darius of Persia. Phillip was Alexander's father he was the king of Macedonia until he was assassinated in 330 BC. He prepped Alexander very well to succeed him. Aristotle taught him his great military tactics. This is...
  • Alexander's Army
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    Alexander the Great. Alexander's ideas concerning India were, at this point still sketchy in the extreme. To the Greeks, the land across the Indus was a shallow peninsula, bounded on the north by the Hindu Kush, and on the east by the great world- stream of Ocean, which ran at no great distance beyond the Sind Desert. On the main Indian sub- continent, let alone the vast Far Eastern land- mass from China to Malaysia, they knew nothing. Scylax, Herodotus and Ctesias had all written in some detail...
  • Philip And Alexander's Relationship
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    Peter Green Alexander the Great New York, NY. Praeger Publishers, Inc 1970 In Peter Green's Alexander the Great he tells some of the story of Alexander and how one must know the story of Philip of Macedon in order to know the story of Alexander. Philip was a powerful leader and figure in mid 300 B.C. He married several times in hopes that he would have a male heir to his throne. He first two wives died, probably in childbirth, and Alexander was born of Myrtle (or Olympias her adopted name) in 35...
  • Tomb Of Alexander The Great In Siwa
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    The death of Alexander the Great is still shrouded in mystery to this day. It seems hard to believe that a 33-year-old man could die of natural causes that spring up out of the blue, and consequently, modern historians have made many attempts to explain exactly what happened. According to Plutarch: Alexander proceeded to Babylon, even after receiving word of several bad omens, such as ravens fighting each other over the city wall with some failing dead right in front of him, a man with a deforme...
  • Alexander's First Great Accomplishment
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    Who is? Great?? In history there are few people who can be termed? Great? and even fewer who deserve to be called so. Alexander, the son of King Phillip of the Macedonians, was one of these truly? Great? people. He not merely ruled the largest know empire, was declared a God, lead his troops in battle, and conquered foreign cities, his first being at the age of sixteen, but he did it all within a thirteen year time period. Not only did he do all of this, but also it was done within thirteen year...
  • Alexander's Calvary
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    Alexander The Great In Conquest Of GaugemelAlexander The Great In Conquest Of Gauge mel In the early summer of 331, Alexander the Great took his whole army northeast through Syria, reaching Euphrates, not earlier than July 10. Darius, the great king of the Persian empire, knew very well that Babylon itself was Alexander's next objective. Babylon, the great city on the Lower Euphrates, was the economic center of the empire. Alexander the Great struck hard, fast, and with maximum economy. It was t...

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