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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...
  • Alexander And His Armies
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    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was king of the Macedonians and one of the greatest generals in history. As a student of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, Alexander was embedded with lasting interests in philosophy, politics and warfare. As king, he settled problems by immediate action, making quick decisions and taking great risks. His armies overcame these risks by sheer force and by the ingenious tactics instilled in them by Alexander. He and his armies conquered the Persian Empire, wh...
  • 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 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...
  • Alexander's Forces At The Granicus River
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    Alexander's Empire The ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, situated in the north of modern Greece, was established by Perdiccas I about 640 B.C. Perdiccas was a Dorian, although the Macedonian tribes included Thracian and Illyrian elements. Originally and fragmented power, Macedon became tributary to Persia under the Persian kings Darius I and Xerxes I and thereafter struggled to maintain itself against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as well as Sparta and...
  • 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...
  • Co King With Alexander's Brother Arridaeus
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    Alexander the Great was one of the greatest conquers in all of the history of Rome. His genius and ability to think in hard situations helped greatly to the country of Macedonia, which he ruled. Most of his life he lived as a fighter and warrior. Alexander was a smart, brilliant man who used his brains when it came down to fighting. Alexander was born in an age of violence, conquest, and civil war. Alexander was born in 356 B.C. in Pella. His father was Phillip the second who ruled all of Macedo...
  • Relationship Between Alexander And Philip
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    In 336 BC Philip of Macedonia was murdered. The murder of Philip was surrounded by many major events. These events were some of the motives for Alexander and Olympias wanting Philip dead. We know it was not Olympias and Alexander who pierced the knife through Philip, as that was Pausanias. However it seems more than likely that they both, or even just one, may have been whispering in his ear. Pausanias of Orestis was Philip's ex-lover, who was replaced by another man also called Pausanias. Pausa...
  • Philip's Death In 336 Bc Lead Alexander
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    Alexander the Great is said to be one of the greatest conquerors of all time, and yet, his significance in battle showed up late in his life. His early years were spent in poverty, and as the years progressed, his dream of being a war hero grew dimmer and dimmer. Ironically, while he was later known as a war hero, he was still feared by all because of his reputation as a drinker and murderer. But first, his background. He was born in 356 BC. His parents were Philip, the brother of King Perdiccas...
  • Place In 4th Century Bc Macedonia
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    Alexander the great The Study of Alexander, king of Macedonia from 336 until his death in 323 BC continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st century AD. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love to the world. He ha...
  • Philip's Absence Alexander
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    Alexander the Great Alexander's childhood Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. His father, Philip, was the brother of King Perdiccas of Macedon or Macedonia, in northern Greece. His mother was Philip's wife Olympias, daughter of King Neoptolemus I of Epirus, in modern Albania. Alexander had a younger sister, Cleopatra (not the famous Egyptian queen). Unfortunately for Alexander and Cleopatra, their parents hated each other. In keeping with Macedonian tradition, Philip had several lesser wive...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 324 B.C. Alexander's Best Friend Hephaestion
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    Alexander "The Great' (356 – 323 B.C.) King of Acquisitions and Mergers His Childhood Alexander was born in 356 B.C. His father was, Philip, the King of Macedonia and his mother was Olympias, daughter of King Neoptolemus I of Epirus (Albania). Philip was very proud of his son Alexander, but they had a very stormy relationship. Philips multiple marriages took a toll on Alexander. Olympias was very jealous and spiteful towards Philip's "lesser' wives. Alexander had a half-sister named Cleopa...

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