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  • Persian Ization Of Alexander
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    Alexander According to Plutarch, Alexander was born on the sixth of Hecatomb aeon (July) in the year 356 B.C. He was the son of Philip, king of Macedon, and Olympias. Supposedly on the day he was born the temple of Artemis burnt down, signifying his future glory. Not much is known of the youth of Alexander. Itis known that he was taught by Aristotle and had a love of the Greek epic poems. One famous story from his youth is told in Plutarch's life of Alexander. Philonius the Thessalian brought th...
  • Alexander And His Army
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    Alexander was successful because of his willingness and ambition to be the best that he could be as a leader. In the beginning of his success, him and his army were deprived of money so he sought quick and decisive battles to gain money and supplies from the conquered territory. Because of Alexander's ambition to be on the top, he thought of countless ways to be victories in battle, Alexander "won a smashing victory in characteristic style: He led a cavalry charge across the river into the teeth...
  • 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 And His Mother
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    Alexander was born in July 356 B.C. to Philip II and his third wife, Olympias. The parents were far from a happy couple, and Alexander was raised primarily under the influence of his mother. At the age of thirteen, he was sent to study with Aristotle-an education that was for the most part formal. Aristotle promoted the belief that non-Greeks were naturally slaves, thus encouraging the prince's thirst for conquest. Ultimately, however, Alexander would reject this belief, at least implicitly, as ...
  • 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 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...
  • 327 Bce Alexander The Great
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    Alexander the Great was born in June, 356 BCE in the ancient capital of Macedonia called Pella. He was the son of Philip II, King of Macedon and Olympia, Princess of Epirus. Alexander inherited his father's excellent organization skills and his mother's hot temper. When Alexander was a young boy his mother had taught him that Achilles was his ancestor and that his father is a descendant from Hercules. This inspired Alexander to learn the Iliad by heart and always carry with him. Alexander showed...
  • Destruction Of The Ancient Persian Empire
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    Alexander the Great was the king of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire. He was born on July 20,356 B.C.E. in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. He was the son of Philip 11, King of Macedonia, and Olympias, a Princess of Epirus. Alexander was tutored literature which got him interested in science, medicine, and philosophy. His father was killed in the summer of 336 B.C. ; therefore, Alexander went up to the Macedonian throne. Alexander began his was against Persia in the spring o...
  • Alexander's Army
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    Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both military geniuses, but by Alexander's teaching, ambition and friendly conquering, it made him and his army a more effective and efficient fighting machine. From the time Alexander was born, he was destined for greatness. On the day he was born, things such as building caught fire. This was taken for depicting his destiny, showing that he would be strong and conquering. From the first time that Alexander set out for battle with Persia to his last fi...
  • Alexander And His Army
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    Alexander, The Great Alexander the Great, clearly seen as one of the worlds most successful conquerors in History, in now the greatest, conquered almost all the known world then. As one critic puts it, "His magnetism in life was rivaled only by his magnetism in death. ' Yet his short lived life, filled with a lifetime of dreams to most, was mostly spent learning from the famous Aristotle. From his early years to his death, he is seen to most as the premier conqueror to be like. For he was a man ...
  • Persian King Darius And Alexander
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    Alexander the Great and His Achievements Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon. Alexander of Macedon, or ancient Mecadonia, deserves to be called the "Great'. Alexander the Great was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was an excellent king, general, and conqueror. During his thirteen-year rule he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history. He had established an empire after he died. His new empire helped many people live the...
  • Alexander Like A King
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    Alexander the Great, a patient and often devious man; had never struck without careful planning. The youthful, headstrong Alexander liked to settle problems by immediate action. Making decisions with great speed, he took extraordinary risks; his success was achieved by the amount of sheer force and drive to overcome these risks. Alexander was educated as a student by the Greek philosopher Aristotle. The philosopher imbued Alexander with a love of Greek art and poetry, and instilled in him a last...
  • Athens In 480 B.C. Alexander
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    Alexander the great was king of Macedonia and one of the greatest generals in history. He conquered much of what was then the civilized world. Alexander brought Greek ideas and the Greek way of doing things to all the countries he conquered and made possible the broadly developed culture of the Hellenistic 2 Age. HIS BOYHOOD: Alexander was born in Pella, Macedonia, the son of Philip of Macedon, who was an excellent general and organizer. His mother was Olympias, princess of Epirus. She was brill...
  • 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...
  • Alexander's Army
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    Alexander the Great Alexander deserves to be called Alexander the great because of his accomplishments. To find if Alexander deserves to be called the great, great needs to be defined. Great means of outstanding significance, grand, remarkable or outstanding in magnitude. Alexander had al of these qualities and the following examples will show them. Alexander formed the greatest army in the world and won his battles. He created the Hellenistic world. Alexander was a world conqueror Alexander was...
  • Alexander And His Armies
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    Alexander the Great By Tina Leacock Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries could not be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as the ancient Greeks. They produced architectural monuments, four of the greatest dramatic actors...
  • Alexander's Accomplishments In Asia Minor
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    Alexander The Great At the age of twenty years old, Alexander succeeded his father Philip. Alexander was born in Pella, Macedonian in 356 B.C. Aristotle began to tutor Alexander at the age of thirteen. It was said that Alexander loved Aristotle more that he loved his father Philip. Aristotle taught Alexander Greek science and philosophy, also Alexander had a love for Greek art and poetry, and was taught to live well. Alexander as one historian put it had a goal of ' brotherhood of man, a dream o...
  • Alexander's Persian Rajah At Taxila
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    Alexander Alexander The Great Introduction Alexander, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26,356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His prince hood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander be...
  • Alexander's Army
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    One of the greatest generals in all of history was Alexander The Great. Alexander was born in the capital of Macedonia where his father, Phillip II, was king. His mother, Olympias, was the princess of Epirus. Leonidas trained Alexander's body, Lysimachus taught him letters, and Aristotle formed his mind. Perhaps it was the philosopher who instilled into the mind of the youth that ardor for unity, which gave some grandeur to Alexander's victories (Wepman 24). He always admired Greek literature an...
  • Alexander's Left Wing Army
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    Alexander's Conquests The ConquestsAlexander's Conquests Essay, Research Paper The Conquests of Alexander the Great by Michael Janus a Mark D. Kiss Western Civilization Class Rm 16 April 10, 1999 Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedonia born approximately on July 20th in 356 BC. His mother was Olympias, a young princess from Epirus. Alexander was a remarkable person who loved to recite Homeric poetry. At age fourteen his father sent him to study science, mathematics, and philosophy w...

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