Alexander The Great Dbq

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Alexander: Fulfilling his Prophecy One Victory at a Time From when Alexander the Great was 18 years old, to when he died, he made many advancements militarily, culturally and in religion when he was in power. Alexander the Great was truly “great” because he had a sense of urgency to spread values and culture. He was a very clever leader in military and outside of military. Using his intelligence, he established more colonies for growth of Ancient Greece. Alexander was also a strong leader because he fulfilled the prophecy of Plato’s philosopher-king attributing to his title. Alexander the Great had a positive impact on Ancient Greece because, he made many advancements in military and culture by vast spreading it, and he overall strengthened …show more content…
All of the major events and battles, and things Alexander has achieved, the name “great” suits Alexander perfectly. A reason why Alexander deserves the name “great” was because he changed Greece as a whole, and he colonized different cities, and polis’ to make those cities and polis’ more Greek. By doing so, he destroyed the Persian empire given a dominant figure of Greece, showing that Greece was stronger than them. By doing this, and fulfilling his father’s dream of defeating the Persians. War, death, and destruction breaks out. “A truly great individual will have brought about suffering, death and destruction but did not deliberately set out to cause it” (Document 3). So when Alexander took over empires of Persia, he wasn't blatantly trying to hurt them, he was spreading Greece values and culture but in doing so, it resulted in war, and …show more content…
All of the victories spread Greek culture around the world to Asian and European empires, “the size of Alexander’s empire at death was 2,000,000 sq. miles” (Document 8). This number means that after Alexander died, he spread Greek culture far more than anyone else in Greece, making it more impressive that Alexander accomplished. The way how Alexander spread his power in the matter of 15 years in power truly shows that he was born to spread Greek culture by conquering Persia, and was meant to own the the name “great”.
Alexander The Great was taught by Aristotle and his companions about art, religion, morals, philosophy, logic, and medicine. This makes Alexander extremely intelligent by the fact that world famous Greek philosophers had taught him. Especially philosophy, one of the hardest subjects in all manner of education, which is learning about the world and why things have come to

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