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The Legacy Of Alexander The Great

- ... Many people believe that Alexander was actually a son of Zeus his own father King Philip believed it he believed it so much he sent a messenger to talk to the oracle of Delphine. Alexander grew up very fast one of the first times Philip knew his son was destined for greatness is when Philip was being shown a horse that a man was trying to sell him. The horse would not follow directions and was very unstable Alexander being by his father’s side recognizes something with the horse and immediately takes the horse and faced him towards the sun....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Macedonia]

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Alexander The Great : Imperial Examples

- ... Alexander would serve as a commander in his father’s army at The Battle of Chaeronea against the Theban and Athenian Armies before, his ascension to the throne. Here he would over run the legendary Theban Cavalry securing all of Greece-with the exception of Sparta-under Macedonian rule. Together Phillip and his son used their skills to gather intelligence about their enemy and waited until just the right moment to attack. “We don’t know whether it was Phillip or Alexander who pushed for the information and intelligence-gathering, but we do know that such detailed information-gathering was a hallmark of Alexander’s military tactics....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire]

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The Rise And Fall Of Alexander The Great

- ALEXANDER 1 The Rise and Fall of Alexander the Great Terry L Byrd History 1150 World Civilizations ALEXANDER 2 Alexander the Great Alexander is considered by many to be one of the greatest military figures of the ancient world. He was destined for greatness at an early age by his parents in which his father Philip II the wanted to unite all of Greece’s city states as one Greece. This was also prevalent by his education by the great Aristotle....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Alexander The Great Of The Greatest Commander

- Alexander the Great was known as one of the greatest commanders ever. He was ruthless, and his only desire was to become a powerful warrior. He accomplished many things during his time as king. He conquered the Persians, spread Greek Culture, mixed other cultures, and reestablished the Corinthian League. Alexander the Great left behind an incredible legacy, and is still remembered to this day. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedonia on July 20, 356 B.C. He was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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The Legacy Of Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great was a born around 356 B.C. He was the child of his mother Princess Olympias, and his father King Philip. As a young boy his mother and father began to shape him into being the great leader in which he became. At the age of 14 he was a Macedonian warrior, at the age of 18 he was the ambassador, and at the age of 20 he became King. He became fearless, smart, and very powerful as he conquered different kingdoms throughout his life time. Many people say his intelligence came from his mother Princess Olympias and his mentor Aristotle....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Ancient Greece, Pakistan]

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Alexander The Great Of The World

- When the conversation of who is the greatest general or emperor of all-time, a lot of names come to mind, but one stands above them all. Alexander III from Macedon stands as one if, not the best conqueror the world has ever seen. Alexander is commonly known as “Alexander the Great” for all the great things he was able to accomplish in his life, and is mostly recognized by this name. Alexander was born to be great, as he would go to inherit a great military built by his father Phillip II. He would inherit the great army and take to levels and lengths the world had never seen before....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Alexander The Great 's Life

- Justin Broussard Sonja Miguez English IV 4th Hour April 3, 2016 Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was born Alexander III of Macedon in a tomb in Macedonian on July 20, 356 B.C (Walbank, 1). He was a blonde with curly hair and dark eyes. His father was King Phillip II and his mother was Queen Olympia, one of King Phillip’s seven wives. Alexander did not have any full siblings, but his father had many other children with his other wives. King Phillip dealt with a lot of military campaigns when Alexander was growing up, so he never really saw his father....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Timeline Of Alexander The Great

- ... In the summer of 336 B.C., Alexander 's sister, Cleopatra of Macedonia, married her uncle, also known as Alexander, the Molossian King (Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2015). At this occasion King Philip II was murdered by Pausanias, a Macedonian noble. In the aftermath of his father’s death, Alexander at the age of 19, sought to secure his position on the thrown. He obtained support from the Macedonian Army, which included the troops and the general. The Macedonian army declared Alexander the king and continued to help him eliminate any other potential successors to the throne (Biography.com Editors, 2015)....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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The Rise Of Alexander The Great

- The Rise of Hellenism In regards to the Hellenistic Age, I learned about the history in Hellenistic civilization. Hellenism is the term typically to describe the spread of culture from the Greek civilization that developed after the reign of Alexander the Great. The Classical Age, referred to as Hellenic Greek, began in 507 B.C.E. and concluded in 323 B.C.E. The Hellenistic Age began in 323 B.C.E. and concluded in 31 B.C.E. after the reign of Alexander the Great. The Classical Age was ruled by the Greek civilization in Greek city states and their territories....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great, Roman Empire]

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Power After The Death Of Alexander The Great

- ... Demetrius was sent a diadem by his father and addressed as king in a letter he wrote. When the news was reported, Ptolemy 's followers in Egypt also proclaimed Ptolemy king......Lysimachus began to wear the diadem, and so to Seleucus in his dealings with the greeks”4. Before this the Diadochi had been addressed as king in private by their subjects but not in international relations, so this gesture of adopting kingship was only symbollic and the successors had really held power long before this5....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Alexander the Great: Establishing the Supremacy of Western Thought

- The conquests of Alexander the Great and the significance of those conquests in establishing the supremacy of western thought. Alexander the Great started his military career on such a stellar note in 340 BC at the young age of 16. His father, Philip II was on a campaign in the east against Byzantium, having left Alexander in charge of Macedonia and during this time, a rebellious tribe attacked but was crushed by the troops led by Alexander. His efforts were lauded, he was rewarded by founding the first town of many to bear a version of his name and with Alexandropoulos, his military adventures began gloriously....   [tags: Alexander the Great Essays]

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Alexander The Great : A Leader Of The Greek Kingdom Of Macedonia

- Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon, also known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most successful military commanders in history. He was the leader of the Corinthian league and during his years as king he build one of the biggest empires known to humans and conquered most of the known world before his death. During Alexander’s childhood he was tutored by Aristotle in science and political arts, along with his education by Aristotle he also received physical training by a man named Leonidas, a relative of Olympias....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Aristotle 's Effect On Alexander The Great And The Persian Empire

- Aristotle’s Effect on Alexander The Great and the Persian Empire Rough Draft Claire Johnson Mr. Hart Ancient Medieval History, Black 7-8 12 December 2014 When Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was thirteen years old, his father, Philip II, who had been mostly uninvolved in his son’s studies, appointed Aristotle as his tutor, creating one of the most well known student-teacher pairings of all time. Aristotle, who had been taught by Plato for seventeen years, had a great impact on Alexander....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great On July twentieth, 356 B.C. Alexander the Great was born. His Father was Philip, the King of Macedonia. His mother was Olympia, daughter of the late King Epirus. Alexander was quite mature for his age. At 13 he started learning from Aristotle, he was trained with other children. It was at this time that he met Hephastion, his future best Friend. Aristotle gave Alexander training in rhetoric and literature and sparked his Interest in science, medicine, and philosophy, all which became important later In his life....   [tags: Alexander Great Biography History]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great Alexander accomplished greater deeds than, not only of the kings who had lived before him but also of those who were to come later down to our time .Alexander the Great was born at Pella Macedonia in 356 B.C.E. He spent his childhood years watching his father transforming Macedonia into a great military power. His Father was King Phillip and his mother was Olympias. His mother was the princes of neighboring Epirus. She was a deeply spiritual who taught her son about his ancestors such as Achilles and Hercules....   [tags: History Biography Alexander Great]

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Alexander the Great and The Hellensitic Period

- Alexander the Great sparked what was came to be known as the Hellenistic Period. This was the period after Alexander’s death when the eastern Mediterranean world cultures mixed together with Greek and Near Eastern traditions. Alexander’s aim before his death was to unite the world and its cultures. This brought upon the process of “Hellenization,” meaning Greek-like. Greek traditions had the most impact on larger populations of Egypt and southwest Asia. Those who lived a rural life did not have much interest in the Greek’s way of life....   [tags: Alexander the Great 2014]

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Alexander IIi Of Macedon Or Who Is More Known As Alexander The Great

- Greetings, and thank you all for being able to attend. Lets start out today by asking whom among us have yet to reach the age of 32. Among those raising your hand, has anyone lead a military campaign for over a decade and ruled over an empire. I myself personally have not, so don 't feel too discouraged, nevertheless, the reason behind my question was that Alexander III of Macedon or who is more commonly known as Alexander the Great, did just that back in 334 BCE. His ambitious drive to rule in the largest empire took shape at a young age and he continued his conquest up till the day he passed away....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire, Greeks]

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Alexander The Great

- Few historical figures stand out in the same degree as that of Alexander the Great. He was a warrior by 16, a commander at age 18, and was crowned King of Macedon by the time he was 20 years old. He did things in his lifetime that others could only dream about. Alexander single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in just over a decade. There were many attributes that made Alexander “Great.” He was a brilliant strategist and an inspired leader; he led by example and was a conqueror at heart....   [tags: World History Biography Alexander Great]

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Alexander The Great

- There are many leaders in the world, but a great ruler is passionate, honorable and one who can inspire even in the most hopeless circumstances. Alexander the Great was a great ruler. Alexander the Great was a ruler that was not only inspiring, but he was fearless, smart, bold and courageous. Alexander the Great inspired his soldiers to crave more. He has inspired people since the day he started ruling. What is inspirational about Alexander the Great is that he inspired his troops to the point that they did not question him when they were outnumbered three to one in a battle, they trusted him with their lives and were willing to die for him (Alexander the Great: man behind the legend)....   [tags: leaders, legend, ruler]

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Alexander The Great

- Today we know Alexander the great as the person who conquered in 13 years the largest empire in the ancient world. His father was King Philip II. Philip’s goal was to conquer Persia but was assassinated before he could. In 336 B.C.E., at the age of 20, Alexander the Great took the throne and inherited his father goal to conquer Persia. Alexander the Great definitely became one of the greatest military commander in history. There are many stories are told about Alexander the Great, whether they are real or not is not really known....   [tags: homer's illiad, aristotle, ancient world]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great, son of King Philip II of Macedonia, underwent a journey of overwhelming odds. Alexander led his army through multiple victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without the agony of a single defeat. A noteworthy battle of Alexander was the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 B.C.E. The Battle of Gaugamela is significant because it ended Darius’s rule over Persia. [new par.] There are several forces and factors that contribute in making Alexander the Great superior as a leader....   [tags: Ancient Greece ]

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Alexander The Great

- What is a hero. Alexander is a great example for a hero. Alexander was a great ruler throughout the history. He had the largest empire in the world, and was a successful ruler. Despite Alexander the Great slaughtered lots of people while he conquered other countries, Alexander the Great is a hero because he unified a big piece of land and helped the Greeks to conquer Persia(took revenge) while successfully spreading the Greek culture to other people. First, Alexander is a hero because he unified a great piece of land....   [tags: Greek History]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great In the ancient world there have been several leaders that brought immense glory to their empires but there was one particular leader that marked his legacy on much of the known world at that time. He was Alexander the Great: King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt and Lord of Persia. Alexander had become the King of Macedonia in 336 BC after his father’s assassination. He led his army to victories across the Persian territories, Syria, Egypt and to some extent India without suffering a single defeat....   [tags: History, Ancient World]

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Alexander the Great

- ... After these teachers he had the famous teacher Aristotle. When he became a teen he started to go into the military. After his father got assassinated, Alexander made allies and ruled the throne. He had many campaigns through the eastern hemisphere like Egypt and present day Turkey. Then Alexander died of malaria on June 13, 323 B.C in Babylon, Persia. (Alexander the Great Bio.) During his life he had made many great cities and influenced more. Alexander put many cities on key points. Key points include: trade routes and military advantages....   [tags: macedonia, babylon, persia]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander was known as a military genius of his time. The legacy he left behind is still being used this very day. Though his road to a successful one world government was short-lived, the impact he made will stand the test of time. Many leaders after him have tried to complete what Alexander set out to do and could not even come close. But what made Alexander the Great so different. What separated him from all the other dictators. What leadership style did he possessed that put him above all the rest....   [tags: military genius, legacy, world history]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great was an extremely powerful general and leader of the Macedonian army and empire. All of the amazing things he did led to his legacy as the greatest military leader ever. Tutored at an early age by the famous Aristotle about things like geography, art, logic, morals, religion, medicine, and philosophy, Alexander had a vast knowledge, and a strong foothold in life. His conquest as king of Macedonia was one of the most remarkable conquests ever, as he conquered land from Macedonia to the Hindu Kush Mountains....   [tags: legacy, empire, macedonian army]

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Alexander the Great

- There have been many leaders who have contributed to our history, but one man who portrayed outstanding leadership qualities was Alexander of Macedonia, more commonly referred to as Alexander the Great. Alexander gained control of the Macedonian empire and led his men to victory by conquering the Persian Empire. Not only did his conquest enhance his overall image as a great military leader, but the characteristics he developed throughout his lifetime also played a role in his tremendous success....   [tags: Leadership Skills]

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Alexander the Great

- The statue of a man who resembles the physical appearance of God leaves many to wonder the power and strength of such a person. Who can this god-like person be. What did he do to deserve to be portrayed in such an honorable way in the Greek society in the fourth century B.C. This statue is of a man named Alexander III of Macedon or more commonly known as, Alexander the Great. His father, King Phillip II, took the throne of Macedonia in 359 B.C.E and was able to turn Macedonia into the strongest military power in the entire Greek world....   [tags: Biography ]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander was born around 356 B.C. His mother was of royal lineage, as was his father, Philip II. When Alexander was fourteen, he studied under the Athenian philosopher, Aristotle. Perhaps no culture has ever produced a greater mind than Aristotle’s. So searching and profound was Aristotle’s work that in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries A.D. much of the Christian church regarded his teachings as being divinely inspired. No subject was untouched by his contemplation. Philosophy, botany, geography, zoology, astronomy, and art were all subjects of deep concern for him....   [tags: Biography]

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Alexander the Great

- The year is 329 B.C. Alexander the Great is leading his army on a quest to conquer the known world. As he is preparing his army to cross the Indus River to attack the Indian Army, Alexander and all his troops watch in awe as two “great shining silvery shields spitting fire around the rims” seem to emerge from the heavens. These two “shields” dive repeatedly at his army until the war elephants, horses, and men all panicked and refused to cross the river where the horrendous incident occurred. The two “flying shields” disappeared into the sky as quickly as they had appeared....   [tags: History, Flying Shields, UFO]

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Alexander The Second Of Macedon

- ... Alexander was never satisfied with his accomplishments, he wanted to keep going and going. However, this had an end until his army refused to continued which forced him to go back home. Nevertheless, he did conquer a lot of land in just a decade and what makes it even better is that he never lost a single battle. Ultimately, he connected the east with the west and created a better world for all. In his way back home Alexander got sick and die of Malaria at the youthful age of 32. Eventually, his empire was divided into different parts which were called the Hellenistic period....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Ancient Greece]

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Alexander’s Vast Accomplishments as a Conquerer

- The first matter to consider is what constitutes “greatness”. There are no set standards no checklist, to apply to a person, to determine it they are “great.” The simplest way that I could conceive to decide whether this title should apply to Alexander was to determine if he was, in some way, superior to the rulers that came before or after his reign. The most obvious place for me to start my consideration is with Alexander’s vast accomplishments as a conquerer. Alexander inherited an impressive military from his father and a stable kingdom; he also followed his father’s plans to invade Asia....   [tags: alexander the great, greatness, macedonia]

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A Brief Biography of Alexander the Great

- ... Alexander the Great died at the age of 22 right before his thirty-third birthday. Alexander was ready to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire, a campaign his father had planned(Jarus) His movements were marked by speed; his intelligence, and communications were very good against the Persian empire (Borza). His military genius is undisputed upon his men and soldiers. Alexander improved the army his father had made, by the help of the allied forces they had; Alexander helped the cavalry a lot and utilized weapons specialists, and employed plenty of engineers to help him in the war against Persia....   [tags: notorious leaders ot the past]

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The Conquests and Legacy of Alexander the Great

- Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most legendary figures in our history and in the history of the world. His conquests and endeavors echoed far and wide, bringing about new eras and ideas to the world. Alexander earned his place in the world’s history and is worthy of the title ‘The Great’ because of his military prowess, his idealism and his legacy. During the course of his life and reign, Alexander had fought and won many battles and wars, defeating many kings and warlords throughout the ancient world....   [tags: Persian Empire]

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Alexander the Great: The Campaign of Gaugamela

- ... It didn't allow the Macedonians to run out of supplies and the morale kept steadily high while the Persians faced another debacle. It permitted Alexander to have an important tactical advantage over Darius. As Alexander won battle after battle, the army that faced Alexander was even larger than the one at Issus. . (tactics) The army was reinforced by many new components of his army such as the Sodgians, the Bactrian under the command of Bessus, satrap of Bactria, a relative by blood to the Great King (kittle) supported by auxiliaries from the West of India, the steppes' Saca tribe....   [tags: persians, darius empire]

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The Life of Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great There in the city of Pella Macedonia lays a young captor named Alexander the Great. He was a great horror to the Persians as he destroyed them for revenge of the destruction of Athens. In his life time he destroyed, conquered, and gained power of the nations around him. As it started getting better, things took a turn for the worse. As he crumpled up, his kingdom did as well. Alexander the Great was a ruler, fighter, and a conqueror from Pella, Macedonia from 356-324 B.C. Alexander the Great was born July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia....   [tags: ruler, war, empire]

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Logistics and Sieges of Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great inherited one of the most powerful armies in the ancient world from his father Philip. The army used a unique spear phalanx that was virtually unheard of outside of Macedonia, and the army was well trained and supported. Additionally Philip felt the use of siege weaponry was of great importance and invested in engineers to aid him. Philip even used siege weaponry on the field in battle some times. Philip set the stage for his son to dominate the known world, and even gave him a road map for conquering Asia minor, but an army and siege weapons are only a portion of an armies success....   [tags: Attack Methods, Asia Conquest]

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Taking a Look at Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great was a renowned leader and military strategist of the ancient Macedonia Empire who conquered most of the ancient known world. His conquest has led about many changes across his empire, which fuses the cultures of East and West, of Asia and Greece. This fusion is known as Hellenization, a period when Greek culture spread in the non-Greek world after Alexander’s conquest. What resulted was a new attitude toward life and its expectations – a new world view, which saw the shift from the Greek ideal of the city-state to universal empires....   [tags: ancient leaders and military strategists]

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Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus

- 1) Introduction The three most important people that have been covered in HIST 1409 so far are Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. These three are the most important people that have been covered in the class so far, as they are some of history’s best examples of their respective professions. Aristotle was arguably history’s greatest mind, and had ideas that were far ahead of his time. Alexander the Great was one of the best military commanders in history, as he spread his empire until his own troops tired of fighting....   [tags: History, Leaders]

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Alexander : Theatrical Cut ( 2004 )

- ... The artwork on vases showed past historic events. Furthermore, religion was referred a lot in the film. Hellenism was brought up in the film. For example, Olympias was surrounded with snakes in her room and snakes wrapped around her leg. This represented that she was a follower of the god, Dionysius, whose rituals involved snakes coiling themselves around human bodies. Moreover, there were references to Greek gods and goddesses. For example, Olympias told Alexander that his real father was Zeus, and he had no blood relation to King Philip II....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Alexander The Great: The Macedonian Throne

- Alexander the Great was a powerful man from when he was a child, and he grew up to be one of the most powerful and courageous leaders of all time. He first demonstrated this strength and courage at the age of fourteen. Alexander was very fascinated when it came to horses and he watched the unsaddled horses gallop around. Not even the best riders were able to break in the horses. A horse was then brought in that no one, not even the mighty King Philip, Alexander’s father, could master. The horse, Bucephalus, was bound to be the most famous horse in history....   [tags: macedonian empire, king philip]

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The Campaign of Alexander the Great

- His political ideologies around civic organisation was to allow a city to continue their normal system of government but to appoint a Macedonian as the government leader to ensure he could trust them. He tried his best to minimize problems. For example, according to Hamilton, “Alexander accepted the plea of the appointed satrap of Hellespontine Phrygia, the town was apparently treated no differently from the non-Greek towns which had to pay to Alexander the tribute they had previously paid to Persia.” Another example was when he decided to swap all the cities in his empire to democracy....   [tags: ancient Macedonians]

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Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great

- Throughout history, there has always been the conqueror and those that he conquered. There have been the strict leaders and there have been the lenient. There have been the great and the weak. Genghis Khan encompassed all the qualities needed to be a great leader. He had an iron fist while still encouraging architecture and a sense of community. Genghis Khan was better than every other leader in History. Ceasar could never dream of the having the amount of land that Genghis Khan controlled. Alexander the Great never controlled an area resembling the amount the Mongols did under the rule of Genghis Khan....   [tags: mongols, tatar tribes, history, conqueror]

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The City Of Alexander The Great

- ... The original Temple, dedicated to the Hellenic protecting divinity Artemis, was set at the center of the city. It was placed on elevated and sacred grounds, and served as the primary sanctuary of the city for the Hellenic people. The original building, which began in AD 23 and was still under construction half a century later, was characterized by it’s ionic order columns. Several centuries after it was built, the temple and its precinct underwent extensive reconstruction and expansion, which was completed under the reign of Roman Emperor Antoinius Pius in 163 AD....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Trajan, Hadrian]

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Biography on Alexander the Great

- Alexander III, better known as Alexander the Great was a very confident young man and the son of Phillip II. He was born in Pella, the capital city of Macedonia in the year 356 BC. Although the life he led was quite brief, he accomplished numerous feats and was a military genius. His endeavors have earned him not only the respect of his army, and his people, but countless others throughout the centuries. The existence of Alexander the Great significantly impacted history and spread knowledge throughout the ancient civilizations as he conquered more and more territory....   [tags: army, territory, narcissistic]

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Even the Great Fall: The Story of Phyllis on Aristotle

- No one ever wants to admit that they have flaws or a weakness. To admit a thing like that would be equivalent to admitting defeat. Possessing strength and self-control creates the atmosphere of being superior. Being put on that high pedestal will only lead to a harder fall. It is impossible to be so grand that neither temptation nor physical faults are to be avoided. It is human nature, a way to learn. However important one may be, or how holy another is, or even someone with great wealth, weakness is within....   [tags: Alexander the Great, ]

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Heros: Alexander the Great

- Citation(s): website given to us by, and Alexander the great video we saw in class the other day. You’ve heard stories of superheroes and villains when you were younger and knew they were fake, but there is one hero who is real. So gather around and listen to the story of a great hero long, long ago. A hero by the name of Alexander the Great. Our hero’s story starts long ago, let’s listen to it now. Alexander’s father was a king, Phillip II of Macedonia. King Philip had united all of the greek city states, his next goal, the vast land of Persia that was so big that it stretched from Egypt to India....   [tags: notable ancient civilization conquerors]

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Solonik: Alexander the Great

- ... And finally yet another leader of a criminal group was killed on January 17th, 1994, Vladislav Vinner, also known as Bobon. Solonik later revealed that he was behind all three assassinations and even went to as far as recreating each assassination to the authorities. During early 1994 Alexander left for Tyumen to talk to Andrey Rura also known as Mammoth, the leader of the most powerful criminal group in Tyumen. Solonik spent around week, talking to Mammoth, he was attempting to convince Mammoth to pay off his debt of around a million dollars to his creditors back in Moscow Mammoth was quite adamant that the answer was no....   [tags: historical, biographical analysis]

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The Fascination and Relevance of Alexander the Great in the Contemporary World

- There is no one description of Alexander the Great, he has become for modern and ancient writers an astonishing man from Macedon, who was a controversial, yet admirable ruler of the largest empire of the known ancient world. The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements. Alexander’s ability to expand his empire through military measures connecting the East and the West of the known world; a feat that had never been achieved prior to Alexander, or in fact achieved again after his death h...   [tags: world history, great conquerors]

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Alexander the Great: Was He Really That Great?

- Why was Alexander III of Macedon called 'Great'. The answer seems relatively straight forward. Alexander conquered territories, established empires and died young, at the height of his power. However, he was also over-ambitious and pushed his men to their limits in his quest for immortality, while murdering killing thousands along his way. Alexander is neither deserving nor unworthy of his title as the ‘Great’. Born in the year 356 BC to the king of Macedon, Philip II, and his wife Olympias, Alexander the Great spent much of his childhood learning to be a leader and claim the title of the greatest military leader the world has ever known....   [tags: immortality, murdering, power, empires]

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Alexander the Great and his Great Empire

- Alexander the Great is remembered as a conquering man who built one of the largest empires. Some describe him as a man with a vision of world harmony. Others see him as a blood thirsty man with a mental illness. One thing that cannot be argued is that he and his empire are fascinating studies. From his rise to power to his mysterious death is interesting, but even after he died the story is fascinating. Due to his death, his empire was divided and a long power-struggle began starting with his generals....   [tags: biography, world history]

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The Life of Alexander the Great (Written from Alexander the Great's Perspective)

- A conqueror is someone who uses powerful military forces to take ownership of vast amounts of land. A great example of a conqueror is Julius Caesar of the great Roman Empire. Julius Caesar conquered much of Gaul (Modern day France). Another good example of a conqueror is Alexander the great. Alexander had held land from Macedonia to the borders of the Indus valley. Through the conquest of Egypt, Persia, and the northern borders of India, Alexander the Great was a one of the greatest conquerors of all time....   [tags: world history]

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My Homework on Rome and Alexander the Great

- Introduction For this third time period in the APWH portfolio, I plan to attack my tasks with the self-awareness that I must not procrastinate. Man, did I learn my lesson from the last set of 19 tasks: don’t put aside for the last 2 days. That is the greatest mindset I have right now about these new 9 tasks: DO. NOT. PROCRASTINATE. I will use my spare time more and organize more effectively with calendars, reminders, etc. If I can bounce back from the horrific experience of the last set of tasks, I’ll give myself a Time Management Rebound Award....   [tags: procrastination, personal reflections]

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The World As The Great

- From my studies in this course throughout the fall semester, I have found myself to be very captivated and fascinated by the most influential and famous historical figures ever known to man with the exception of Jesus and Mohammed. I have chosen Alexander the Great, because I have great respect for his abundant accomplishments, and also because he signifies the strong side of mankind’s personality, bravery and heroism. Even though I have known and heard about alexander the Great before taking History 101, this course have helped me understand the real story and history behind his emergence in the world as the Great....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was the king of Macedonia, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. Even at an early age, Alexander had the promise to become a great leader. Through all his victories and conquests, he has become a great hero and has had a large impact on history. That is why I chose he book Alexander the Great, by J.R. Hamilton for my review. Hamilton does a very good job with the story of Alexander the Great. The book begins by talking about the Macedonian homeland and the make up of the people, their culture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander The Great

- 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, which stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to India and formed much of what was then considered the civilized world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander The Great

- 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 their lives....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander III 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, conquering kingdom after kingdom. Why was Alexander the Great....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Alexander the Great

- 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 signs of fearlessness and strength at a very early age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander The Great Alexander the Great was a man with no equal in History. He was one of the most important forces known to man. Alexander the Great then crossed the Hellespoint, which is now called the Dardanelles and, as head of a Greek army undertook the war on Persia that his father had been planning. The march he had begun was to be one of the greatest in history. Alexander was one of the biggest influenced on people of all time and one of the most powerful personalities. He really molded people into acting the correct way....   [tags: miscellaneuos]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great Alexander the Great died about a month short of his thirty-third birthday. The exact cause of death remains a mystery. He was a strong man with an athletic build and said to be an Olympic quality runner. Many believe that he was a victim of poisoning. After he drank the tampered cup of wine, he began to gasp and expire soon after. The most probable cause of death is that he contracted malaria while in Babylon or suffered and finally succumbed to the complications of the flu virus....   [tags: Papers]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander The Great was one of the greatest emperors and leaders of the world. In fact, he was the only emperor to be called, "The Great." He had studied under a great Greek Philosopher, Aristotle, who taught Alexander literature, science, medicine, philosophy and to speak and write well. Alexander was the son of Philip of Macedonia. Philip became king of Macedonia in 359 B.C., but died in 336 B.C. He left his kingdom to Alexander. Alexander ruled for only thirteen years but he succeeded far beyond what his father had planned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great Alexander the Great or Alexandros III Philippou Makedonan was born in July 356BC in Pella, Macedonia (Popovic intro). He conquered what was in his time, most of the civilized world. “Alexander accomplished greater deeds than any, not only of the kings before him but also of those later to come later down to our time (popovic intro).” He was one of the greatest military geniuses in the history of the world. Both of Alexander’s parents always dreamed of him someday being a great leader....   [tags: Papers]

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Alexander The Great

- 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 III 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 studying of his lifestyle, and analysis of many contradicting biographies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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 born in 356 B.C., as the son of King Philip II and Olympias. He was taught by the great philosopher, Aristotle, inspiring him in the fields of, philosophy and medicine....   [tags: Biography]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great Born Late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia Died June,10 323 BC in The Palace of Nabukodonossor, Babylon Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon, (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon), King of Macedonia, was born in July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia. He was one of the greatest military geniuses in history. His father, Philip II of Macedon, was a brilliant ruler and strategist. His mother was Olympias, princess of Epirus, daughter of King Neoptolemus. Arixstandros Telmisy, a renowned dream interpreter, determined that Olympias was pregnant, and that the child would have the character of a lion....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Science Essays]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great 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 lasting interest in Philosophy and science....   [tags: Greek Greece Philosophy Science Essays]

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Alexander The Great

- 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 threatened by civilizations all over....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great(Alexander III) (356-323 BC) “My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee.” (King Philip of Macedonia, 339 BC) From victory to victory, from triumph to triumph Alexander created an empire that marked history and brought him eternal glory. Alexander brought Greek ideas, culture and mentality to the conquered countries and assured expansion and domination of the Hellenistic Culture which together with the Roman Civilization and Christianity presents the fundaments of what is now called Western Civilization....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander The Great

- 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 III of Macedon, in Northern Greece....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander the Great

- 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 he attempted to cooperate with the Persians even as he subjugated them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Made "Alexander of Macedon" Known as Alexander the Great?

- ... When Alexander the great turned twenty his father King Philips assassinated by his own bodyguard and Alexander became the King. I believe Alexander military skills, loyalty toward others, army moral and support, inspiring speeches and passionate are some of the reason that Alexander the Great successful in his expedition. “My boy, you must find a kingdom big enough for you ambition. Macedon is too small for you” those are the world of King Philip II of Macedon after Alexander tamed a fearful horse at early age....   [tags: battle, victory, expedition]

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Alexander: The Not So Great

- Alexander the Great is hailed, by most historians, as “The Great Conqueror” of the world in the days of ancient Mesopotamia. “Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade. Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 356 BCE. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Philip was assassinated in 336 BCE and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom....   [tags: legacy, terror, king, conqueror, Macedonia]

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Life And Times Of Alexander The Great

- 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 of influence to the farthest reaches of the globe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Historical Biography of Alexander the Great

- A Historical Biography of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great lived before Christ, but he was driven by a vision of global unity as modern as today. Alexander is seen in many roles in our culture. The most famous of these is being a great general and conqueror of the world. During his short life, Alexander conquered the known world and helped spread the culture of the Greeks. Much of what he accomplished must be viewed in the circumstances of his time and his upbringing. Without these we may not have had the spread of Greek culture or even heard of the man called Alexander....   [tags: Biographies Macedon Greece Greeks Essays]

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Comparing Augustus And Alexander The Great

- 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 same day that Alexander was born, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, burned down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Conquests of Alexander the Great

- 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 with Aristotle of Stagira. Alexander looked up to Aristotle ‘like a father’, and it can later be seen that Aristotle gave Alexander the knowledge it took to be one of the greatest rulers in history....   [tags: Papers History Macedonia Essays]

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Alexander The Great: Shaping A World

- Alexander The Great was born in Macedonia in the year 356 B.C., several hundred years before Christ and even before the rise of Rome. Despite this fact he is still a topic of discussion and study more than two millennium later for a plethora of reasons. His insight and ability on the field of battle has made him a shining example of how to conduct the art of war. He has been studied for centuries by both military journals and colleges. He has also kept the scholars of this world as busy as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Death of Alexander the Great

- In the year 324 BC, Alexander, on the way to Babylon, came to his traditional summer retreat of Ecbatana. There, he held a massive festival in honor of Dionysus in which it is believed up to 3,000 Greek performers were brought to provide entertainment. Night after night, lavish drinking parties ensued in which Alexander and Hephaestion, (his supposed alter ego) undoubtedly participated in. It was during this time of extravagant celebration that Hephaestion became ill and contracted a high fever....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis

- Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis I am Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia ruler of Greece. I have been king of Macedonia since my father's assassination five years ago. Since his death I have conquered much of the world. I am ruthless, and should anyone attempt to defeat me in battle, they are sure to die. The year I became ruler of Macedonia I set out to the city of Thessaly to restore Macedonia rule. After Thessaly submitted to me I conquered many states, and many other states freely submitted without battles....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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