Alexander The Great And The Empire Essay

793 Words Jun 28th, 2015 4 Pages
The life and history of Alexander the Great, and the empire that he formed, has been studied by people ever since his death. Alexander’s empire ruled over a large portion of land from Greece in the west to India, in the east. His actions brought an end to the long standing conflict that the Persians and Greeks had with each other, established multiple cities that bore his name across the land that he conquered, had a major influence on future rulers, and had remnants that lasted until the time of the Roman Empire. Alexander not only had a prominent place in history, but he also contributed to advancements in military tactics of the ancient world. The life of Alexander had a far reaching effect on world history that lasted for centuries after his death, and the study of his life can help a person understand various facets of history that were inspired or influenced by his actions. It is important to understand the previous conflicts that had an influence on Alexander and the civilizations that surrounded Macedon in order to understand the political landscape that allowed him to make his conquests. One of the main conflicts that served as a background to Alexander’s first conquest was the wars that had occurred between the various Greek city states and Persia. The Greco-Persian wars lasted for 50 years, and was one of the multiple wars that was fought between the Greek city states and the Persian Empire over the centuries. These wars enabled the Greek and Macedon…

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