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  • 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 Travels To Asia Minor
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    Alexander the Great is, arguably, the most famous secular figure in history. His magnetism in life was rivaled only by his magnetism in death, and the story of his career has evoked vastly different interpretations in his age and ours. Young romantic hero or megalomaniac villain? Alexander of Macedon conquered all who stood before him, but usually in order to free the lower class. He did more to spread the Hellenistic culture than anyone before or after him. My credibility comes from much studyi...
  • Next Two Years Alexander And Philip
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    'It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame. ' Alexander The Great 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 couldn't be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as the ancient Greeks. They...
  • Alexander Of Macedon
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    HISTORY REPORT #1 My report is on Alexander (354-323 B.C. E) of Macedon. My source for report is an article from January, 1968 edition of the National Geographic. The article is titled "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great". It discusses entire journey through Asia and Egypt conquering every country that he wished. As if being king of Macedon wasn't enough for an eighteen year old boy to handle. Throughout his battle he took over countries like Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia, and Asia Minor. At t...
  • 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...
  • Sides Of The River Alexander
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    Alexander The Great is very important because he was made a king at the age of twenty. He was a great leader as well, and had conquered most of the known world in only a thirteen year span. During 355 B.C. to 323 B.C. Alexander lived a good life, he was able to construct great battle plans so he could win a battle even if he was greatly out numbered. Three of his most memorable battles where at Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela. Alexander's first battle was at Granicus. The Prt sian satrap's, Ar si...
  • 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'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 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...
  • 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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